This project directly addresses the policymaking process needed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It explores what structures and processes need to be in place for states and regions to achieve the SDGs, focuses on multi-stakeholder partnerships as a means to achieve them (e.g., by engaging companies & NGOs), and links science and policy to inform decision-making.
Having previously contributed to the development of the SDGs themselves, this project continues to influence the SDG realisation process in at UN Headquarters (e.g., the 2016 Global Sustainable Development Report, and the annual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development). The research undertaken aims to examine the major challenges in the field of sustainable development. It also examines fundamental questions about how to achieve sustainability in the twenty-first century, with a particular focus on Goal 12 (ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns).
The project is funded, in part, by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment as part of the S-16 project of its Environmental Research and Technology Development Fund.
Robert Lindner, Norichika Kanie, Mari Kosaka, Maki Koga, Yui Nakagawa, Steven Bernstein, Pam Chasek, Ruben Zondervan (editors) 2016. Building Blocks for the Institutional Architecture of the SDGs Science-Policy Interface: POST2015/UNU-IAS Conference Report. Tokyo: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.
Young, Oran R., Underdal, Arild, Kanie, Norichika, Andresen, Steinar, Bernstein, Steven, Biermann, Frank, Gupta, Joyeeta, Haas, Peter M., Iguchi, Masahiko, Kok, Marcel, Levy, Marc, Nilsson, Måns, Pintér, László and Stevens, Casey. Earth System Challenges and A Multi-layered Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #1.
Kitamura, Yuto, Yamazaki, Eri, Kanie, Norichika, Edwards Jr., D. Brent, Shivakoti, Binaya Raj, Mitra, Bijon Kumer, Abe, Naoya, Pandyaswargo, Andante Hadi, and Stevens, Casey. Linking Education and Water in the Sustainable Development Goals. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #2.
Biermann, Frank, Stevens, Casey, Bernstein, Steven, Gupta, Aarti, Kabiri, Ngeta, Kanie, Norichika, Levy, Marc, Nilsson, Måns, Pintér, László, Scobie, Michelle and Young, Oran R. Integrating Governance into the Sustainable Development Goals. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #3.
Bernstein, Steven, Gupta, Joyeeta, Andresen, Steinar, Haas, Peter M., Kanie, Norichika, Kok, Marcel, Levy, Marc A., and Stevens, Casey. Coherent Governance, the UN and the SDGs. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #4.
Gupta, Joyeeta, Baud, Isa, Bekkers, Ralien, Bernstein, Steven, Boas, Ingrid, Cornelissen, Vincent, Iguchi, Masahiko, Kanie, Norichika, Kim, Rakhyun E., Bastos Lima, Mairon, Obani, Pedi, Schoof, Petra, Stevens, Casey, and van Zoomeren, Dylan. Sustainable Development Goals and Inclusive Development. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #5.
Iguchi, Masahiko, Ehara, Tomoki, Yamazaki, Eri, Tasaki, Tomohiro, Abe, Naoya, Hashimoto, Seiji and Yamamoto, Taro. Ending the Double Burden of Malnutrition: Addressing the Food and Health Nexus in the Sustainable Development Goals. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #6.
IAS research page has many more linked items: https://ias.unu.edu/en/research/governance-for-sustainable-development.html#outline