On 15 June 2010 Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto was launched at the Royal Society in London. This manifesto was written by the Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre. The STEPS Centre is based in both the Institute of Development Studies and the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex. The new manifesto, as its name suggests, builds on the work of an ‘old’ manifesto known as the Sussex Manifesto. Commissioned by the United Nations as part of its Plan of Action for Science and Development for the ‘Second UN Development Decade’, i.e. the 1970s, the Sussex Manifesto was published in 1969.

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