PA21C:
Science and the Sustainable Development Goals Posters


Session ID#: 9048

Session Description:
In September this year the United Nations will formally launch its post-2015 development agenda in the form of Sustainable Development Goals. By being universally applicable and focusing on such diverse aspects as climate, food, water, health, urbanization and inequality, the goals seek to address development from a holistic perspective. In that respect they embody recent thinking about the interconnected nature of modern problems. At the same time, the sheer number of goals and targets (17 and 169 respectively) will make their implementation challenging. The scientific community can and should play an important role to provide integrated knowledge and innovative solutions for transformation towards sustainability across local, national and global scales.

 

This session invites contributions that explore how the goals can be effectively implemented by combining monitoring, evaluation and assessment. Contributions that focus on integrative science, the tensions between local and global priorities, and perspectives of developing nations are welcome.

Primary Conveners:  Chuluun Togtokh, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Conveners:  Dennis S Ojima, Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Toshio Yamagata, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan and Owen Gaffney, Stockholm Resilience Centre/Future Earth, Stockholm, Sweden
Chairs:  Dennis S Ojima, Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Chuluun Togtokh, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
OSPA Liaisons:  Owen Gaffney, Stockholm Resilience Centre/Future Earth, Stockholm, Sweden

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mark Stafford Smith, CSIRO Land and Water Canberra, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Robert S Chen, Marc A Levy, Alexander M de Sherbinin and Alex Fischer, Columbia University, CIESIN, Palisades, NY, United States
Wenbo Zhu, Peking University, Beijing, China and Zhenqin Shi
Saskia M van Manen, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7, United Kingdom and Marijn Both, The Netherlands Red Cross, The Hague, Netherlands
Richard G Lawford, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States
Rebecca Ryals, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Natural Resource and Environmental Management, Honolulu, HI, United States, Sasha Jane Kramer, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Stephen Porder, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States and Gary L Andersen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
S. M. Saify Iqbal, MS Student, Geography & Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cholho Song1, Woo-Kyun Lee1, Seong Woo Jeon2, Teayeon Kim2 and Chul-Hee Lim2, (1)Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, (2)Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Grant Weinkam, University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States

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