Democracy in the Anthropocene? Science and Sustainable Development Goals at the UN

Melissa Leach, STEPS Centre director, was one of 28 scientists invited to attend a United Nations Expert Meeting to discuss science and Sustainable Development Goals. She reflects on the issues addressed, the process involved and asks whether a dangerous new world of undisputed scientific authority and anti-democratic politics lies ahead.

Read about Melissa’s experience of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Expert Meeting in her blog for the Huffington Post.

Melissa’s blogpost set off a fascinating debate about the politics of planetary boundaries and nature and role of scientific expertise. You can find our more about this debate – and contribute to it via the STEPS Centre blog, The Crossing.

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The STEPS Centre is uncertaking a wide variety of work in relation to shaping the post-2015 agenda, and the formation of a set of Sustainable Development Goals.

You can find out more about our work in this area in our Beyond 2015 section