National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDS)

National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDS) form a fundamental pillar in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were designed with a universal scope, yet their realization heavily relies on national and local action. This is where NSDS come into play, translating the global vision into local reality.

NSDS are strategic, comprehensive policy frameworks that countries develop and implement to promote sustainable development at the national level. They reflect the economic, social, and environmental realities of each country, taking into account their unique challenges, opportunities, and resources. Thus, NSDS allows each country to tailor the SDGs to its own context, ensuring they address the most pressing issues.

The process of creating and implementing NSDS also encourages stakeholder participation and promotes cooperation across different sectors. It fosters a sense of ownership and commitment among stakeholders, vital for the successful realization of the SDGs. For instance, NSDS might call for collaboration between the private sector, civil society, and government to tackle SDG 13, "Climate Action," by reducing carbon emissions or investing in renewable energy sources.

Moreover, NSDS often include mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating progress towards sustainable development. This aligns with SDG 17, "Partnership for the Goals," which emphasizes the importance of accountability and data-driven decision-making in achieving the SDGs. Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms embedded within NSDS ensure continuous learning and adjustment, which is crucial in addressing the dynamic and complex nature of sustainable development.


iScience Volume 26, Issue 4, 21 April 2023, 106420

The paper discusses the progress of SDGs Life on Land and Life below water over the past decade
Studies on the distribution of microplastics in aquatic environments are summarized and environmental and anthropogenic factors affecting microplastic toxicity are reviewed

Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 534, 15 April 2023, 120782

Many of the forests of the world are parts of complex landscapes that include intact native forests, forests utilized by communities, and agricultural lands. Understanding ecosystem services at the scale of landscapes benefits from careful consideration of transitions among these land uses, and this article examines these topics for landscapes in Peru and the Philippines.
Indigenous agricultural knowledge is observed as an important national human capital to improve crop productivity and enhance sustainable agricultural development.
In this paper the authors analyze the impact of the Glasgow COP26 agreements on commitments from the Paris climate agreement

International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology,
Volume 23, Issue 3,

This study underwrites the pivotal role of voluntary work in reducing the impact of symptoms of stress on the development of depressive symptoms and the likelihood of being prescribed an antidepressant.
This paper shows that although climate policies can sometimes slow the pace of economic growth, in the long term the benefits of avoided climate change impacts will overweight policy costs
This paper identifies the socioeconomic and ecological factors that can stimulate the implementation of Nature Based Solutions in developing economies
This article introduces the concept of blue economy and how such a framework can help to improve sustainable development of oceans.
The Philippine government included the health impacts of climate change as a priority area for research funding. An analysis of stakeholders was done to assist the government in engaging research and government stakeholders in producing climate change and health research.