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The contribution of science in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

Major issues in the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are likely to be: consistency with other political processes (e.g. UNFCCC), implementability (e.g. interactions between goals) and measurability (e.g. indicators). Science can contribute to all these aspects by providing the fundamental knowledge base necessary for decision-making and practical implementation of the SDGs. Rapid advances in science can best be achieved with an integrated, cross-sectoral and engaging scientific agenda that connects upstream fundamental research with solution-oriented research. Therefore the DFG has joined forces with a number of international partners to further strengthen the role of science in the 2030 Agenda.

This report bringing together the results of two conferences on the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentThe conferences were organised in cooperation with partners from science, government, the UN and civil society. The first conference focused on “Measuring Sustainable Development” and was run by the DFG and UNU in 2015; the second was a “Foresight workshop on science needs in implementing the SDG framework” and was organised by the German Committee Future Earth, Future Earth and SDSN in 2016.

SDG report

Schmalzbauer, B., Visbeck, M. (Eds.)
December 2016
German Committee Future Earth, Stuttgart/Kiel

ISBN 978-3-9813068-5-9

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(updated 21.12.2016)

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