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Webinar series on SDG 8 targets – the role of research in reaching sustainable economic growth, full employment and decent work conditions

Sustainability and environment
Society and economy

Earlier this year, the SDG 8 Initiative introduced thematic reviews and discussion papers on the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8). In a series of three workshops in June, the thematic groups will present drafts of their SDG 8 discussion papers, and suggest areas that are relevant for the implementation of each target. There will be time for discussion and questions, involving all interested researchers at University of Gothenburg, Chalmers and the associated "satellite" universities in Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam.

8 Jun 2021
17 Jun 2021
22 Jun 2021
14:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00

Chalmers University of Technology & University of Gothenburg

8 June 14.00-16.00

Sustainable economic growth (target 8.1) Ola Olsson, Professor in Economics

Resource efficiency (target 8.4) Thomas Sterner, Professor in Environmental Economics

17 June 13.00-16.00  

Job creation and growing enterprises (target 8.3) Stefan Tengblad, professor in human resource management 

Decent, equal work and pay (target 8.5) Mattias Bengtsson, associate professor in sociology and work science

Safe work environments (target 8.8) Lotta Dellve, professor in work science, Helena Stensöta, professor political science, Anna-Carin Olin, professor in occupational medicine, Helena Sanden, associate professor in occupational and environmental medicine

22 June 13.00-16.00   

Innovation (target 8.2) Rick Middel, senior lecturer in innovation and entrepreneurship 

No child labour (target 8.7) Heather Congdon Ford, senior lecturer in economics

Sustainable tourism (target 8.9) Chiara Rinaldi, researcher Gothenburg Research Institute, Centre for Tourism

We look forward to interesting discussions, welcome!