Sustainability science

Kates, R.W., Clark, W.C., Corell, R., Grubler, A. ORCID:, & Hall, J.M. (2001). Sustainability science. Science 292 (5517) 641-642. 10.1126/science.1059386.

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Meeting fundamental human needs while preserving Earth's life support systems will require an accelerated transition toward sustainability. A new field of sustainability science is emerging that seeks to understand the fundamental character of interactions between nature and society and to encourage those interactions along more sustainable trajectories. Such an integrated, place-based science will require new research strategies and institutional innovations to enable them especially in developing countries still separated by deepening divides from mainstream science. Sustainability science needs to be widely discussed in the scientific community, reconnected to the political agenda for sustainable development, and become a major focus for research.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Bibliographic Reference: Science; 292(5517):641-642 (27 April 2001)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:13
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:17

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