Day, Julia; Melissa Leach and Adrian Ely. Edited by Hannah Corbett. “Engaging Science and Politics in a Post-2015 Framework.” IDS Policy Brief 42(2013): 1–2. Print.
p.1: Enduring poverty and social inequality, in the face of rapid environmental change, have focused unprecedented attention on how social justice and environmental challenges are interlinked, from local to global levels. The post-2015 framework must address these challenges together, drawing on the natural and social sciences, and creating opportunities for inclusive, democratic debate around appropriate pathways to sustainability. Technical and social innovations have essential roles to play, but a new politics of innovation is also required. The concepts of social and planetary boundaries, integrated with a ‘3D agenda’ of direction, diversity and distribution, provide a framework which can guide such politics. They can inform deliberation and debate about the implications of different social, technological and environmental pathways to sustainability, and strategies to pursue them. -- Highlighted apr 5, 2014
p.1: Choices between different social, technological and environmental pathways areinevitably political. Transformational change will require political strategies that combine top-down regulation and bottom-up mobilisation, and new alliances across government, business and civil society interests. Through democratic debate, people and social movements across the world need to be able to define and contest their interests, values and desired futures in shaping and implementing sustainable development post-2015. -- Highlighted apr 5, 2014
p.1: Enhanced links between global science and local participation in decision-making and implementation arerequired. Alongsidetechnicallyinformed analysis at the international level, we need approaches that respond to and respect diverse values, contexts, knowledge and expertise in collaboration with formal science. -- Highlighted apr 5, 2014
p.2: Uncertainty, ambiguity and dissensus need to be made explicit and diversity should be fostered to respond to varied sustainability priorities, goals and values. -- Highlighted apr 5, 2014
p.2: Policy recommendations
To pay due attention to the politics of sustainable development and the role of science and innovation, the post-2015 agenda should:
-- Highlighted apr 5, 2014