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By Martin Bell
The central challenge in the original Sussex Manifesto centred on massively increasing the developing countries’ scientific and technological capabilities for creating new knowledge and shaping the technologies they used. It also stressed the need for radical change in the national and international contexts within which those capabilities
would be accumulated and used.
Background paper / Direction, Distribution and Diversity! Pluralising Progress in Innovation, Sustainability and Development
By Andy Stirling
Notions of ‘progress’ pervade the modern world. Yet, ‘north’ and ‘south’ alike, policymaking for progress in innovation, sustainability and development tends to be ambiguous. Politicians speak of “the way forward”, without saying which way. History is viewed as a “race to advance technology”, without stating the particular direction.
By Adrian Ely and Martin Bell
The original “Sussex Manifesto” called for radical change in international debate and action about harnessing science and technology to development.
By David Ockwell, Adrian Ely, Alexandra Mallett, Oliver Johnson and Jim Watson
The term “development” is synonymous with economic growth. Theory and empirical evidence suggests decoupling energy use from economic growth is unlikely, implying an urgent need to decarbonise energy use and supply if developing nations are to be protected from the impacts of climate change.
Background paper / Emerging Technologies and Opportunities for International Science and Technology Foresight
By Patrick Van Zwanenberg, Adrian Ely, Andy Stirling
This background paper focuses on the potential role that international science and technology ‘foresight-type’ activities might play in informing decision-making processes about innovation, development and emerging technologies.
By Synne Movik and Lyla Mehta
Water and sanitation issues are looming large on the international agenda, not least due to the impetus created by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the world’s population who do not have access to clean water and adequate sanitation.