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Transformative localization to accelerate the 2030 Agenda

To get the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) back on track we need to reshape our approaches to implementation, including localization. Localization done differently involves progressing beyond symbolic piecemeal efforts, prioritizing the SDGs with the greatest gains, and pluralizing interpretations and pathways for actions.

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S.M.: conceptualization, design, analysis and writing — original draft; R.R.: conceptualization, design, analysis and writing — review and editing; C.A.: analysis, writing — original draft and visualization; E.A.M.: design, analysis and writing — review and editing; D.N., A.C.-C., J.G.-B., A.T., T.K., D.C., I.D., J.W. and B.B.: analysis and writing — review and editing.

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Malekpour, S., Raven, R., Allen, C. et al. Transformative localization to accelerate the 2030 Agenda. Nat Sustain 7, 516–518 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-024-01324-8

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