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Originally published in Ensia and written by Andrew Urevig In 2015, the United Nations’ 193 member states established an agenda for the future: 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to meet by 2030. The goals encompass economic, social and environmental dimensions of development. To evaluate environmental targets, the United Nations in 2018 identified 93 indicators: statistics such as the material footprint of nations, the national recycling rate and the extent of government subsidies for fossil fuels. With 2030 just…

Why the UK government must include a broader group of stakeholders and communities to unearth the innovation required to drive UN SDGs Originally Published in The Innovation Enterprise. That the modern world can be a challenging place to live and work is something that few would dispute. Whether it’s poverty, hunger, gender inequality or climate change, the planet is facing a wide range of challenges that must be addressed if its long-term future is to…

Originally published in State of the Planet In Beijing, China, last month, the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management released its second annual report of the China Sustainable Development Indicator System (CSDIS), a sustainability indicator framework and annual ranking of the sustainability performance of Chinese cities and provinces, at an event attended by over one hundred people from academia, industry, government and the media. “Evaluation Report on the Sustainable Development of China (2018),” a report on the project, was published…