The Urgent Need & Opportunity

The Urgent Need & Opportunity

Many pressing challenges require transformation, rather than incremental change and trade-offs. These ‘grand challenges’ are reflected in the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the nations of the world in September 2015 at a meeting titled Transforming Our World, and in the December 2015 Paris Climate Agreement (together called Agenda 2030). Agenda 2030 requires deep – many call it radical – change in mindsets, and ways of acting and organizing. Agenda 2030 present the challenges as inter-dependent ones of environment, equity and poverty.

The knowledge, tools and action for achieving transformative change are, however, inadequate and fragmented across disparate disciplines, issues, organizations and people. There is, therefore, an urgent need to develop, nurture and connect ways of working and learning for transformative change. The SDG Transformation Forum is addressing this need.

Find out here what is meant by “Transformation”.

WHAT WE DO WHAT WE DO

The Forum mobilizes and advances leading transformation knowledge and tools, to support transformation  …

WHO WE ARE WHO WE ARE

The Forum was initiated with leadership from the global science community represented by Future Earth and the International Transformations …

Six working groups Six working groups

Working Groups are formed around particular transformation issues arising with the Accords. These are not seen…