Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
Multiple WRI initiatives support a shift to sustainable and inclusive growth patterns that avoid greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation (SDG 8.4), create employment opportunities for all and reduce inequality (SDG 8.3, SDG 8.5, SDG 8.6). The New Climate Economy project shows how transitioning to a low-carbon economy could lead to stronger, more sustainable and inclusive economic growth, including generating 65 million low-carbon jobs and avoiding 700,000 premature deaths from air pollution in 2030.
Our Climate Program provides tools and guidance to support national and sub-national governments in integrating the SDGs and climate goals, planning for a just transition to sustainability and ensuring no one is left behind (SDG 8.3, SDG 8.8). WRI’s Business Center works with corporations to help them transform their growth models for greater sustainability and productivity, using science-based sustainability targets and greater resource efficiency (SDG 8.4). Our Finance Center builds the economic case for sustainable investments through our research on Greening Private Finance.