DOI: 10.1177/17540739231195046 ISSN:

Affective Sciences: A Missing Link to Delivering the 2030 Agenda

Edward Mishaud, Eleonora Bonaccorsi, Alma Galicia Cruz
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology

At its mid-point of implementation, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—and broader sustainability—is challenged by multiple crises facing the international community. Despite the unprecedented adoption of the 2030 Agenda by UN Member States in 2015, there are clear signals that there is inadequate progress on achieving the Agenda's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This article aims to encourage discussion, from an affective research angle, on potential emotional barriers to SDG implementation. It equally strives to spur greater insight into how the field of affective sciences can help overcome these and other hurdles and provide invaluable insights and recommendations to bridge the gap between policy and practice.

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