Six Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Sachs, Jeffrey D., Schmidt-Traub, Guido, Mazzucato, Mariana, Nakicenovic, Nebosja, Rockstroem, Johan and Messner, Dirk, (2019). Six Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Sustainability, n/a-n/a

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    Author Sachs, Jeffrey D.
    Schmidt-Traub, Guido
    Mazzucato, Mariana
    Nakicenovic, Nebosja
    Rockstroem, Johan
    Messner, Dirk
    Title Six Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
    Appearing in Nature Sustainability
    Publication Date 2019-08-26
    Place of Publication Berlin
    Publisher Springer Nature
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change call for deep transformations in every country that will require complementary actions by governments, civil society, science and business. Yet stakeholders lack a shared understanding of how the 17 SDGs can be operationalized. Drawing on earlier work by The World in 2050 initiative, we introduce six SDG Transformations as modular building-blocks of SDG achievement: (1) education, gender and inequality; (2) health, well-being and demography; (3) energy decarbonization and sustainable industry; (4) sustainable food, land, water and oceans; (5) sustainable cities and communities; and (6) digital revolution for sustainable development. Each Transformation identifies priority investments and regulatory challenges, calling for actions by well-defined parts of government work-ing with business and civil society. Transformations may therefore be operationalized within the structures of government while respecting the strong interdependencies across the 17 SDGs. We also outline an action agenda for science to provide the knowledge required for designing, implementing and monitoring the SDG Transformations.
    Keyword Sustainable Development Goals
    Copyright Holder Springer Nature
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1038/s41893-019-0352-9
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