Global Sustainable Development Report 2019 PublishedExternal

The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development

GSDR 2019

Following the international adoption of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, "The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development" (published 11 September 2019) reports on the evaluation of the global progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. This report, the first of a quadrennial series, has been produced by an independent group of 15 internationally diverse scientists from a variety of fields of expertise. 

While the report notes that achieving global well-being and eradicating poverty are still possible, these goals can only be achieved through an urgent and fundamental restructuring of humanity's relationship with nature and a significant reduction in social and gender inequalities. The report includes a Call to Action focussing on 20 specific critical points that should be targeted over the coming decade. The authors find that intervention on these points can help accelerate society's progress towards the fulfillment of the SDGs by the target dates. Underlying the entire report and Call to Action is the crucial need for science to play a major role in policy decisions.

Follow the links to read the full report and learn more about the UN's SDGs.