The Sustainable Development Goals need geoscience

  title={The Sustainable Development Goals need geoscience},
  author={Murray W. Scown},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  pages={714 - 715}
  • M. Scown
  • Published 26 October 2020
  • Geography
  • Nature Geoscience
To the Editor — The United Nations 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the global strategy for achieving a better future for all. Yet, the Earth subsystems required to support the SDGs have been largely ignored. The agenda overlooks the spatial boundaries and geophysical processes of Earth subsystems such as river basins and coastal deltas, and the consequences of environmental feedbacks on the SDGs remain a key knowledge gap1. The problem stems in part from… Expand

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