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Science Diplomacy to support global implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Implementing the SDGs at global level requires ingenuity and willingness to cooperate on all sides of the multiple global divides: be that-rich/poor, developed/developing, northern/southern hemisphere, state-led/market-led economies, democracies/non-democracies, and high sciencetechnology/low technology/science countries.

Countries are embarking on a laudable and difficult journey. Sustainability – consisting of social, economic and environmental sustainable development- is expected to be implemented as a policy package. Successful implementation inevitably means aiming for maximum efficiency and effectiveness of current social and physical infrastructure conditions as well as searching for new technologies to make these ambitious but absolutely needed goals a reality for the benefit of global survival and constructive future global development.

Poor and under-developed countries will need transfer of technology from highly developed industrialised developed countries and all countries will be in need of new technologies to
make the SDGs become a sustained reality on a global level. Sharing technology for the benefit of humanity can be achieved through science diplomacy.

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Evaluación de la sustentabilidad de sistemas productivos locales: Una propuesta basada en la participación colaborativa y en la resiliencia de los sistemas socio-ecológicos

La sustentabilidad y la resiliencia son consideradas condiciones básicas para alcanzar un funcionamiento armónico de los sistemas socio-ecológicos frente a condiciones internas cambiantes y a shocks externos. Sin embargo, no existe consenso en cuanto a la medición de ambos conceptos, como contribución al manejo de los sistemas productivos locales en esa dirección. Consecuente con estas ideas, en este trabajo se presenta una metodología para evaluar la sustentabilidad de sistemas productivos primarios, como resultado de dos años de investigación interdisciplinaria. La posibilidad de aplicar esta metodología descansa en un proceso colaborativo entre ciencia y política para mejorar la resiliencia y por lo tanto la sustentabilidad de los sistemas productivos locales.


Disaster Reduction Through Risk Targets

This contribution seeks to provide some replies with respect to seismic risk to the following questions:

· How can science contribute to evidence-based target level setting on disaster risk reduction?
· How can policy-makers use findings from disaster risk scenarios?
· What are the emerging solutions that science can provide to address disaster risk?

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Powerful International Science: Policy Interfaces for Sustainable Development

This contribution builds upon the experience of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in supporting negotiations about the establishment of international science-policy interfaces like the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and on recent publications and workshops intending to take stock of the variety of science-policy interfaces having emerged for the international governance of the environment or other sustainable development objectives like food security….

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