Towards a Framework for Implementing National level Inter-linkages through Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): “Review of tools to link the drivers and benefits of Forest Cover in Malaysia”

This case study reviewed the current approaches utilized to implement the inter-linkages in the context of the SDGs. These approaches are then applied in the context of implementing inter-linkages of the drivers and benefits of forest cover in Malaysia. The results demonstrate that by using a combination of existing approaches such as scoring of interaction of the SDGs by ICSU (Nilsson, et al., 2016), issue mapping through network analysis, and subsequently verified by basic scientific methods to infer causalities, clusters of strongly inter-linked issues at the national level, such as the Forest-Climate-Resilience nexus can be identified.