Progressing the SDGs: What are the barriers and solutions to national implementation?

Footage courtesy of Australian Council for International Development.

MELBOURNE — At Australia’s second Sustainable Development Goals Summit, held in Melbourne on March 13, participants highlighted a number of barriers in implementing the SDGs on a national scale and within a country that considers the goals more linked to the Millennium Development Goals than with domestic politics.

But the day was also an opportunity to discuss how to overcome these challenges.

At the summit, Devex spoke with participants about how to boost a domestic focus on SDGs, with the aim of achieving true national and global progress by 2030.

Here are the highlights of the discussions.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.