Sustainable Development Overview: · You are required to write a policy brief for decision-makers at a national level (for example, Minister of Science and Technology). Below, you are provided with two policy brief options that requires you to apply some of the key theoretical ideas from the module whilst allowing you flexibility around the selection of a context-specific sustainability challenge (a specific SDG target). SDG options: · SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture · Target 2.4: By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality. OR · SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all · Target 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix Briefing options: · Briefing option 1: The Minister requires a briefing on specific innovation policy instruments and their potential role in supporting innovation to deliver the SDG target you have selected. You should draw on the literature and on evidence of policy instruments that have been applied across the world, but target your briefing at a particular national context of your choosing. Please specify the country context in your briefing. · Briefing option 2: The Minister requires a policy briefing on some of the challenges faced by ‘grassroots innovation’ for the SDG target you have selected, and the various considerations that should inform government action. With reference to the literature and to real world examples, discuss the evidence and the context-specific policy implications in a country of your choice.