Issues Brief 12 - Science and Technology for Sustainable Development
UN-DESA, 2012
This note was prepared as an input to the ongoing discussion on priority issues for Rio+20. It provides an overview of global trends in science and technology1 for sustainable development since the Earth Summit in 1992, and reviews the related UN debate, global commitments and their achievement since. Only four time-bound targets were identified and overall delivery on these and related general technology commitments has not been encouraging.

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