GSDR Receives over 140 Science Briefs for 2015 Report
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Following a call for contributions for the 2015 edition of the UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), more than 140 briefs have been submitted by the scientific community around the world, for inclusion in Chapter 7 of the GSDR, for review by policy makers at the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) session on 26 June-8 July 2015, in New York, US.

The submitted briefs are available for an open review exercise via an online platform.

gsdr11 March 2015: Following a call for contributions for the 2015 edition of the UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), more than 140 briefs have been submitted by the scientific community around the world, for inclusion in Chapter 7 of the GSDR, for review by policy makers at the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) session on 26 June-8 July 2015, in New York, US. The submitted briefs are available for an open review exercise via an online platform.

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) made the call for contributions in November 2014, as part of the projected GSDR chapter on ‘Science issues and solutions for the attention of decision-makers,’ which addresses emerging issues in sustainable development. Contributors were asked to highlight a specific issue, finding, or research related to sustainable development.

The submissions address, inter alia: fisheries; biotechnology; climate change mitigation and adaptation; decoupling growth from resource generation; disaster risk reduction (DRR); sustainable agriculture; energy and water resources; measuring progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); energy access and sustainable energy consumption; urban development; women; children; poverty; oceans; green jobs; ecosystem services; education; economic development; carbon footprint; urbanization; technology; moving beyond gross domestic product (GDP); and sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

The GSDR was mandated by the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and aims to strengthen the science-policy interface at the HLPF. [Crowdsourced Briefs] [Call for Briefs] [Online Open Review Platform] [GSDR Webpage] [IISD RS Story on Call for Inputs]


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