1st Edition

Sustainability Beyond 2030 Trajectories and Priorities for Our Sustainable Future

By Marco Tavanti, Alfredo Sfeir-Younis Copyright 2025
    218 Pages
    by Routledge

    218 Pages
    by Routledge

    Sustainability Beyond 2030: Trajectories and Priorities for Our Sustainable Future is an indispensable guide to understanding our planet's sustainability past, present, and future. It is a tool for enlightenment, engagement, and empowerment towards shaping a sustainable world as we approach the milestone year of 2030.

    Written by renowned sustainability experts, Marco Tavanti and Alfredo Sfeir Younis, who was a pioneer in the field and participated in the first 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, this book offers an in-depth analysis of critical environmental issues, human development challenges, and the economic complexities of fostering equitable and sustainable growth. In addition to evaluating various pivotal policies and events, extracting patterns and trajectories that have shaped our present commitments to the 2030 SDGs and the 2050 climate goals, Sustainability Beyond 2030 boldly projects into the future, identifying core priorities likely to guide the global agenda beyond our current commitments. This foresight is coupled with well-informed recommendations, essential for building resilience and fostering future opportunities.

    This book is a call to action for current and future generations of sustainability leaders. It encourages readers, whether policymakers, academics, or engaged citizens, to participate in the collective responsibility of crafting a sustainable world for future generations.

    Introduction Part I: Trajectories 1. The Stockholm Trajectories 2. The Rio Trajectories 3. The Johannesburg Trajectories 4. The Brundtland Trajectories 5. The Paris Trajectories 6. The SDG Trajectories Part II: Priorities 7. Social Well-Being Priorities 8. Economic-Prosperity Priorities 9. Environmental-Climate Priorities 10. Governance-Legal Priorities 11. Peace-Security Priorities 12. Technology-Innovation Priorities 13. Conclusion 14. Epilogue


    Marco Tavanti is a Leadership and Sustainability Professor at the University of San Francisco’s Masagung Graduate School of Management. He is a recognized scholar and global leader in cross-cultural relations, social innovation, and sustainability leadership.

    Alfredo Sfeir-Younis worked for almost thirty years at the World Bank, becoming Director and Ambassador at the United Nations. As a Chilean economist and spiritual leader, he is a recognized authority in sustainable development, shared governance, and international relations.