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Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Female Orphan School, EZ.G.23

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Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. In too many places, having a job does not guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress.


CRISTINA MARTINEZ

Senior Environment and Decent Work Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO) & WSU.

“ACCELERATING SDG 8 THROUGH NEW SOURCES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH: GREEN ECONOMY AND THE TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGY”
SDG 8 promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. All countries support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. They encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services. By 2030 countries need to improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, but how are we progressing? Which targets and indicators are beingmet, and what are the main challenges in implementing SDG8?

ROBERT STRAUSS

Head Of Unit, Service Policy For Consumers, Directorate-General For Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission.

“INCOME, WEALTH, CONSUMPTION, WELLBEING AND INEQUALITY DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPE”

Europe is one of the richest regions of the world and has the largest middle classes on the planet, but European inequality is not decreasing. Drawing on evidence from a new publication, this discussion will review trends in income, wealth, and consumption, the role of multinational forces and the growth of income and wealth inequalities. Which European countries have the smallest and largest increases? And why is Europe moving in the direction of greater inequality at a time when there is growing concern globally about the need to reduce inequality?

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