The role of science, technology and innovation in the UN 2030 agenda

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Title: The role of science, technology and innovation in the UN 2030 agenda
Authors: Walsh, Patrick P.Murphy, EndaHoran, David
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Date: May-2020
Online since: 2020-11-19T09:04:13Z
Abstract: The transition path to inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic development must be Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) intensive. As such, we outline an economic framework that demonstrates the need to transform the nature of STI and reorient it towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together with the various public policy options that can reorient investment patterns in STIs towards achieving the SDGs. In addition, the Means of Implementation (MoIs) of the UN 2030 agenda will need to be blended to create new modalities of finance, governance and public policy at all levels if STI is to be reoriented and transformative changes in economic, social, environmental and political systems are to be achieved for the SDGs. After laying out a framework, the paper also addresses the implications of our analysis for the UN global Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) which aims to promote STI access, transfer and capacities across nations to achieve the SDGs.
Funding Details: Environmental Protection Agency
European Commission
Irish Research Council
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume: 154
Copyright (published version): 2020 Elsevier
Keywords: Sustainable development goalsScience technology and innovationUN global technology facilitation mechanismUN 2030 agenda
DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2020.119957
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 0040-1625
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection
Geary Institute Research Collection
Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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