The 2030 Agenda defines global sustainable development goals (SDG's) that countries are meant to reach by year 2030. The SDG's cover a wide range of issues that relate to social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. In national level implementation, due to wide range of issues included, states are faced with situations where policies that are designed to promote sustainable development in one dimension (or set of SDG's), actually work against sustainable development in another dimension (or set of SDG's). The identification of these trade-offs, and open discussion on their implications, is a prerequisite for coherent policy making from the perspective of sustainable development. The aim of the session is to bring together researchers interested in policy trade-offs and policy coherence for sustainable development, and to present ongoing research in this field.