Our Mission

SDSG is a collaborative group of researchers, consultants, teachers, and other experts whose goal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of sustainable development concepts in solving real, practical natural resource governance problems at local, regional, national, and global levels. SDSG is a research, teaching, and capacity building organization as well as a practical source of law and policy advice that is informed by our experience working in diverse jurisdictions around the world.


Our Vision

Sustainable Development Strategies Group (SDSG) promotes equitable and ecologically sound approaches to poverty reduction through sustainable management of natural resources.

Our Principles


Natural resource development planning and processes proceed only in a manner that engages affected communities and integrates their experience and expectations; protects human rights; and mitigates negative impacts while optimizing positive social, economic, and environmental impacts for both current and future generations.



Natural resource development proceeds only in a manner that protects ecosystems and biological diversity, including those resources on which local communities depend for their well-being and livelihoods.



Governments and other stakeholders are knowledgeable regarding leading practices and frameworks for sustainable management of natural resources and have integrated these into their law and policy frameworks; monitoring and reporting practices; ongoing human resources capacity building programs; and strategies to meet targets under the Sustainable Development Goals.


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