The world has embarked on a decisive decade for the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aimed at making progress on human development within planetary boundaries. The window to secure a livable future for all is narrowing, and despite the urgency of the SDGs, the world is off-track to meet them.
Science can play a crucial role in accelerating the implementation of the SDGs, by providing evidence for decision-making, creating actionable knowledge, filling in data gaps and finding innovative solutions to interconnected and complex global challenges (climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss, etc.).
But this requires a radical change in the way science is done, harnessed, assessed, and funded.
‘How to optimise the impact of science towards achieving the SDGs’?
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