The Global Goals and the National Interest: Political Enthusiasm for the SDGs in China and India

The 2030 Agenda on sustainable development appears to be at a crossroads. An issue that warrants special attention is political enthusiasm and leadership for sustainable development.

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In this ASIANET: seminar, Dan Banik will discuss China’s and India’s attempts to combine the global goal of sustainable development with their own national interests. Given their sheer size and growing influence in world affairs, the actions of these Asian giants will have important consequences for overall global progress in meeting the SDGs, and offer useful lessons for others to emulate. But is it all win-win?

Lunch will be served! The event is free and open to all but requires registration by Wednesday Jan. 8th:


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Dan Banik is Professor and Director of the Oslo SDG Initiative at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM).





Published Dec. 18, 2019 1:26 PM - Last modified June 3, 2020 10:24 AM