Achieving the sustainable development goals requires transdisciplinary innovation at the local scale

Enayat A. Moallemi, Shirin Malekpour, Michalis Hadjikakou, Rob Raven, Katrina Szetey, Dianty Ningrum, Ahmad Dhiaulhaq, Brett A. Bryan

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The Sustainable Development Goals represent humanity's shared ambitious aspirations in the age of Anthropocene. The successful attainment of these goals goes beyond national and international efforts. We discuss that grassroots sustainability initiatives are great opportunities that can give effect to the global and national initiatives through addressing place-specific needs. We propose a transdisciplinary agenda for localizing sustainability in the pursuit of global goals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-313
Number of pages14
JournalOne Earth
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2020


  • adaptation
  • city
  • local scale
  • model
  • participatory
  • sustainability
  • transdisciplinary
  • uncertainty

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