Released: Global Sustainable Development Report 2019
The first Global Sustainable Development report has been released on September 11, 2019.
Since 1990, millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. But this progress is under threat: inequality has deepened and climate change and biodiversity loss are approaching tipping points.
However, science has the power to help mitigate the trade-offs that come with achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that are all interconnected, and put us back on track to creating a better world for all by 2030, according to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report.
Alcohol as obstacle to development and alcohol policy solutions as solid tools to help achieve the SDGs has not been substantially addressed.
This report is the first quadrennial Global Sustainable Development Report to be written by an independent group of scientists appointed by the United Nations Secretary General as mandated by United Nations Member States.
It has been written to inform actions to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Entitled “The Future is now: Science for achieving the SDGs”, the report stresses that governments, business, communities and civil society need to transform a number of key areas of human activities: food, energy, consumption and cities. Increased investment in science for sustainability and in natural and social science institutions based in developing countries are needed.
The report will inform the upcoming SDG Summit which takes place on September 24 and 25, 2019 at the United Nations in New York.