Sustainability Development Goals: overcoming barriers and catalysing innovation for a sustainable future
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a universal framework for addressing the world's most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges. Achieving the SDGs will require overcoming significant barriers and catalyzing innovation across various sectors, from energy and transportation to agriculture and healthcare. This paper reviews the literature on the barriers to achieving the SDGs and the potential for innovation to overcome these obstacles. The analysis suggests that achieving the SDGs will require a coordinated effort across government, civil society, and the private sector. While innovation is critical to achieving the SDGs, it must be accompanied by policies that promote sustainability and social equity. The paper concludes with a call to action for policymakers, business leaders, and civil society to work together to overcome the barriers to achieving the SDGs and create a more sustainable and equitable world. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the larger Gulf Coast Countries (GCC) region, responsible market solutions are supported by an academic theory examined in this article. According to the analysis in this article, sustainability theory implementation is crucial for future market development in contemporary marketplaces. The research project contributes to the body of knowledge about organizational and corporate obstacles associated with operating a socially and environmentally responsible firm, as well as issues associated with applying environmental, social, and economic elements of sustainable business practices. The first stage of the study's scope was restricted to data analysis that clarified the model's concept as defined in the research. The model will be used and evaluated in collaboration with the research participants' organizations to demonstrate its validity.
Keywords”: SDGS, barriers, innovations, UAE, sustainable future, 2030 agenda, Abu Dhabi.