The open call for science briefs for the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2015 has resulted in the submission of 140 plus contributions. Providing a bottom-up sample of “crowd-sourced” sustainable development issues, the briefs cover topics from anti-biotic resistance, karst and caves, through to the health of the oceans. The briefs constitute pool of digestible knowledge, pointing policy-makers to critical new findings and emerging concerns.
The briefs have been made available on https://gsdr2015.wordpress.com/ . All those interested are invited to read and comment on the briefs; the outcome of the open comment/review will be taken into account in the preparation of the GSDR 2015 chapter on “emerging issues”.
All the briefs are available on the GSDR website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/science/crowdsourcedbriefs
The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) is a United Nations publication aiming to strengthen the science-policy interface at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, which replaced the Commission on Sustainable Development after Rio+20 as the main United Nations platform providing political leadership and guidance on sustainable development issues at the international level.