Politics, science and civil society will determine success of SDGs – Down To Earth Interview with ESPA Director
A recent interview with ESPA Director, Paul van Gardingen explores how countries can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In the past 15 years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) gave us guidelines about the importance of knowing what we are trying to achieve. The focus on where we want the world to go over the next 15 years is the focus of the SDGs and will involve bringing together social, environmental and economic objectives.
This interview explores some of the key issues that need to be considered, from the importance of understanding ecosystem services, improving education in developing countries and connecting the gap between science and policy.