There were high hopes for 2021. The year promised progress on the push for sustainable development after months of pandemic-induced delays and uncertainty. We heard ambitious talk of a ‘green recovery’, and world leaders were due to gather for meetings of the United Nations conventions on biological diversity and on climate to set future agendas.
How did the year’s sustainability debates evolve? We take a look through Nature’s science lens.
This article is a translation of the Editorial column of the magazine “NATURE” – a leading scientific magazine in the world, which was published on December 21, 2021, with the link: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03781-z
Source: Nature 600, 569-570 (2021). doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-03781-z