Sustainability, Work and Growth Workshop on SDG 8 "Full employment, decent work for all and economic growth"
Workshops, conferences and other events, 05.03.2021
WIFO's Thematic Platform Sustainability and Inclusiveness" is organising an online workshop on SDG 8 "Decent work and economic
growth". The United Nation's "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs) encompass economic, ecological and social aspects of sustainable
and inclusive development and describe central global challenges for Austria and the EU, such as reducing inequality, mitigating
climate change or creating appropriate working conditions. Among the 17 SDGs, SDG 8 focuses on full employment, decent work
for all and economic growth. Emerging structural changes are accelerating in the COVID-19 crisis and increasing recognition
of the global climate crisis is intensifying the questions of sustainable labour markets as well as of sustainable and inclusive
economic structures. The conference topic is set on the background of the actual situation facing disruptions and challenges.
In this respect, issues and effects on inequality both among the society and countries should be discussed. Another relevant
aspect relates to measurement and monitoring instruments.
Keywords:Sustainablility, SDG 8
Research group:Climate, Environmental and Resource Economics – Labour Economics, Income and Social Security – Macroeconomics and Public Finance