With the world’s population expected to reach eight and a half billion people by 2030, it remains possible to eliminate poverty and promote the well-being of humanity. To achieve this, however, a profound and urgent change is indispensable in the relations between man and nature, as well as a significant reduction in social and gender inequalities, between and within countries. These are the conclusions of the Global Report on Sustainable Development (GSDR), submitted to António Guterres on 11 September, and presented at the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development on 24 and 25 September 2019 in New York.
Entitled “The Future is Now: Science for Sustainable Development”, this report by a group of independent scientists, including Jean-Paul Moatti, IRD CEO and President of the National Research Alliance for the Environment (Allenvi), was released on 11 September.
It is within this general framework that Jean-Paul Moatti wanted to publish a booklet «Recherche française Succès science de la durabilité» to specifically highlight French research in the field of «Sustainability Sciences (SS)», including the COQUEIRAL project.