Led by Mara Wendebourg

The Sustainable Development Goals are aspirational goals that originate from the UN General Assembly resolution. As soft law instruments, the goals themselves are not binding. Yet, their implementation in national legislation and through international legal agreements offers a way of incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals into law. 

This research analyzes the ways in which sustainable development goals have been incorporated into law. Looking at the case law from international and regional courts, climate litigation databases, in addition to national legislation since 2015, the research aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the integration of Sustainable Development Goals in legal texts.