Sustainable development requires integration of the 2030 Agenda into policy-making

All UN countries have committed to achieving the 17 goals (the 2030 Agenda) of sustainable development by the year 2030. There is a sense of urgency here: we have just over one decade and in the case of Finland, only two full terms of government left. The 2030 Agenda links many issues, such as climate change and employment, often in an uncomfortable manner. This discomfort can however be turned into opportunity. Society as a whole needs systemic change in terms of sustainability and it needs to address several phenomena simultaneously.