By Dr. Magdalena A K Muir, Advisory Board Member, Climate and Global Change
Building upon the 2014 and 2015 reports, the Global Sustainable Development Report 2016 contributes to strengthening the science-policy interface for sustainable development in the context of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF); and to build knowledge on implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The preparation of the report involved an , multistakeholder process drawing upon scientific and technical expertise from within and outside the United Nations. More than 245 scientists and experts based in 27 countries, including 13 developing countries, contributed to the report, and 62 policy briefs were submitted.
Magdalena Muir was a contributor to Chapter 3: Perspectives on Scientists on Technology and the SDGs_on behalf of the of the Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC) and the Arctic Institute of North America, Universities of Calgary and Alaska Fairbank. Chapter 3 of the GSDR discusses perspectives of scientists on the role of technology to achieve the SDGs. The EUCC contributions focused on the role of technology in coastal and marine areas, for integrated water management including groundwaters, renewable energy and energy efficiency and climate adaptation.
UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
United Nations, 2016, Global Sustainable Development Report 2016, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York, July 2016. (pdf version)
United Nations, 2016, Global Sustainable Development Report 2016, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York, July 2016. (online version)