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Harness Synergies to Rescue the SDGs

Writing in The Japan News, UNU-IAS Director calls for synergies across scientific disciplines, sectors, research and education to achieve the SDGs.

On 6 July 2024, The Japan News published an opinion piece by  Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi (Director, UNU-IAS) arguing for integrated solutions to achieve the SDGs and address the interlinked crises of climate change, pollution and biodiversity.

Published around the 10th anniversary of UNU-IAS, the piece draws insights from the institute’s first decade of work harnessing synergies across scientific disciplines, between research and education, and across all sectors of society to meet the 2030 deadline. It urges leaders to place research and education at the centre of discussions at the September 2024 Summit of the Future.

Excerpt:  
 

This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) based in Tokyo. The key insight from this decade of work is the crucial need for synergies — across scientific disciplines, between research and education, and across all sectors of society.

The Japan News is the English-language sister publication of Japan’s highest-circulation daily newspaper, The Yomiuri Shimbun.  

The full article is available on The Japan News website and in print.  
 

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