The report Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals sets out six key transformations that will enable the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It was launched in July 2018 by The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative, a network of more than 150 participants, including leading policymakers, analysts, modelling and analytical teams from 60 organisations from around the world, to collaborate in developing pathways toward sustainable futures and the policy frameworks needed for implementing the SDGs. The report brings together the work of more than 60 authors from 20 organisations involved in the initiative.
The authors criticise that the world is not on track to achieve the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda and stresses that immediate and ambitious action is needed to move towards a more sustainable future that leaves no one behind.
The report shows that the transformation towards a sustainable future is nevertheless possible with strong political commitment. It explores transformations and potential pathways that take a comprehensive approach to realising the global goals, and emphasises that when synergies and multiple benefits are created, the SDGs are achievable by 2030.
The report identifies six major drivers of societal change in order to achieve the SDGs, including Human capacity and demography; Consumption and production; Decarbonization and energy; Food, biosphere and water; Smart cities and Digital revolution.