The post-2015 development path, being mapped out by the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, is very different from the Millennium Development Goal
(MDG) path because of the additional needs to deal with climate change mitigation and adaptation, manage global resources within their limits and restore damaged ecosystems that support human resilience. Many people are questioning how it is possible to change direction quickly and scale up the investment to make this happen. The development of goals and innovative finance approaches is not enough. What is needed is additional transformational change in policy, governance, public and private investment and community life across local, regional, national and global scales.
The Ecological Sequestration Trust brought together leading practitioners, who had expressed a desire to lead this understanding, in a high-level meeting at the Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation Centre from 24 to 28 February 2015 in order to produce this report that provides new insights into tackling the challenge of how to rapidly scale up SDG delivery globally. Attendees included representatives from potential demonstration regions in China, Mongolia, Africa, Brazil and the UK who developed case study examples. Attendees were able to draw on all the latest research reports in their analysis, which was done in teams during three days of intensive work.