How do we deal with the spread of HIV/ AIDS or avian ‘flu? How can farmers in dryland Africa cope with the challenges of climate change? How do we address water and pollution problems in rapidly-growing Asian cities? Who benefits from genetically-modified crops? Today’s world is experiencing rapid social, technological and environmental change, yet poverty and inequality are growing.
The STEPS Centre seeks to grapple with two of the central challenges of our times: linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for poor and marginalised people.
This briefing accompanies the Working Paper Pathways to Sustainability: an overview of the STEPS Centre approach.