A Brief Analysis of SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being – and its Synergies and Trade-offs with the other Sustainable Development Goals

Analiza 3 Celu zrównoważonego rozwoju (SDG 3): Dobre zdrowie i jakość życia oraz jego komplementarności z pozostałymi SDG

G Venkatesh

Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden
E-mail: venkatesh.govindarajan@kau.se


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), proposed by the United Nations in 2015, give countries around the world much to work on until 2030. The third SDG – Good health and well-being – surely cannot be pursued in isolation. Far from being a silo, it has strong synergies with other SDGs, notably Gender Equality (SDG 5), No Poverty (SDG 1), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10) & Clean water and sanitation (SDG 6). Quite counter-intuitively, it has trade-offs with SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production). This is a commentary on these synergies and trade-offs, which looks at Good Health and Well-being as an overarching goal on any government’s agenda, impacting and being impacted, to different degrees, by the other goals.

Key words: SDGs, Good health and well-being, synergies, trade-offs

Słowa kluczowe: Cele zrównoważonego rozwoju, Dobre zdrowie i  jakość życia, synergie, kompromisy

Problemy Ekorozwoju 17(2)2022: 140-147

DOI: 10.35784/pe.2022.2.15