The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) is a key component of the mechanism to follow up and review progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is intended to provide guidance from a scientific perspective that will support the implementation of the SDGs in ways that integrate economic, environmental and social dimensions.
The first draft of the report will be launched for public review and open for inputs in the week of 13 May. On this occasion, the IDA Young Development Professionals network has invited member of the expert group drafting the report Professor Katherine Richardson to present key insights from the report.
The event takes place in IDA on Monday 13 May from 17:30-20:00 with a sandwich break between 18:30 and 19:00, and will be a combination of presentation by Katherine Richardson and a possibility of providing input from meeting participants.
Katherine Richardson is Professor in Biological Oceanography, Section for Biodiversity, The Danish Natural History Museum, Faculty of Science and Leader, University of Copenhagen’s Sustainability Science Centre. She is among the group of 15 scientists and experts to draft the UN Global Sustainable Development Report. The next Global Sustainable Development Report will be published in 2019. It will be the first of a quadrennial series to inform the high-level global reviews of the 2030 Agenda at the United Nations. The Report is a key component of the mechanism to follow up and review progress on the recently agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. It aims to strengthen the science-policy interface and provide a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development.