New relationships between science, policy making and society could help to achieve the SDGs.
We are now coming to the last part of chapter 3 of the 2019 Global Sustainable Development report The Future is Now, written by an international group of 15 independant scientists appointed by the UN Secretary General.
The title of this last part is Partners for tranformation. It develops about the new relationships between science, policy making and society that could help to achieve the SDGs.
For the first post on this part, let just read its key messages, that will be presented with more details in the five next posts.
- Governments at every level should institutionalize science-policy-society alliances focused on co-designing, implementing and monitoring context-specific pathways to sustainable development.
- Actors from science, policy, the private sector and civil society must radically rethink their partnerships and create experimental spaces for collaboration on transformation pathways. Governments should enable co-creation of citizen science and testing of transformational ideas.
- The highly uneven global distribution of scientific capacity and knowledge access threatens to derail the 2030 Agenda. United Nations Member States must support a major coordinated effort to make all relevant scientific knowledge immediately accessible, especially to low- and middle-income countries, and to build knowledge societies in the longer term.