June 12th, 2013

Beneficial use of science key to post-2015 development

Sustainable Development

PARIS] Rapid technological progress has made the elimination of worldwide poverty by 2030 a realistic goal for the post-2015 development agenda, but the challenge now is how best to use these advances, which can also harm sustainable development, says a report by a UN-backed science network.

Addressing this challenge must be a central question guiding the drafting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) report, published last week (6 June).

“Recent advances have made this goal technically realistic and it’s overwhelming likely that SDGs will endorse this view,” says SDSN’s director Jeffrey Sachs, who is also the UN secretary-general’s special advisor on the Millennium Development Goals.

Read full article in SciDevNet.


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