Global goals in a local context: Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals - A case study

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Global goals in a local context: Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals - A case study
Author Engström, Jonatan ; Salvi, Usva
Date 2018
English abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to explore a local organization’s adoption of global sustainability policy, in terms of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda is a response to global sustainability challenges which require action by international cooperation and actors on all levels. For such a policy to fulfill its purpose, means of implementation must be ensured. This study aims to answer both why and how a small organization located in Malmö, Sweden, has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, and what it implies for its operations. More specifically, the focus is on the perceptions of people involved in the selected case organization. These perceptions have been captured by interviews. In addition to the interviews, the case data also consists of a document that directs parts of the organization’s operations. Furthermore, to connect the global and local levels, the case data is supplemented with the 2030 Agenda. By conducting a thematic analysis, our main findings indicate that the SDGs are adoptable to a local organization, but that their main function seems to be to frame and legitimize already existing activities in a context of sustainable development.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Sustainability policy
Local policy implementation
Global governance
Legitimacy
Case-based research
Thematic analysis
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