The urgency to mitigate climate change, alleviate poverty and achieve sustainable development is paramount yet how do we tackle such a global challenge? We have 5 years left to achieve the MDG targets set ten years ago. Carter states that achieving these does not simply require technical solutions,
“Firstly, science innovation for development is not just about technological solutions. As importantly, it is about establishing a scientific understanding of problems that will guide development policy and investment.“
Science and Innovation for Development http://www.ukcds.org.uk/publication-Science_and_Innovation_for_Development-172.html
The challenge for us as the development community is how can we address these global challenges and ensure that the poor are not marginalized?
Carter challenges us to think beyond the MDGs and look at what the new global paradigm needs to be in light of the knowledge of the predicted "Perfect Storm". What do you think we need to be focussing on in order to make the MDGs a reality and to look beyond MDGs to alleviate poverty and achieve sustainable development?