Transitioning Toward Sustainability: Advancing the Scientific Foundation: Proceedings of a Workshop (Paperback)Science and Technology for Sustainability Program (author), Policy and Global Affairs (author), Board on Atmospheric Sciences & Climate (author), Division on Earth and Life Studies (author), National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine (author), Committee on Transition Toward Sustainability After 15 Years: Where Do We Stand in Advancing the Sci (author), Macalady Alison (editor), Ryan Anderson (editor), Yasmin Romitti (editor), Dominic A. Brose (editor)
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In 1999 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a landmark report, Our Common Journey: A Transition toward Sustainability, which attempted to aEUROoereinvigorate the essential strategic connections between scientific research, technological development, and societiesaEURO ™ efforts to achieve environmentally sustainable improvements in human well-being.aEURO1 The report emphasized the need for place-based and systems approaches to sustainability, proposed a research strategy for using scientific and technical knowledge to better inform the field, and highlighted a number of priorities for actions that could contribute to a sustainable future.
The past 15 years have brought significant advances in observational and predictive capabilities for a range of natural and social systems, as well as development of other tools and approaches useful for sustainability planning. In addition, other frameworks for environmental decision making, such as those that focus on climate adaptation or resilience, have become increasingly prominent. A careful consideration of how these other approaches might intersect with sustainability is warranted, particularly in that they may affect similar resources or rely on similar underlying scientific data and models.
To further the discussion on these outstanding issues, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on January 14aEURO"15, 2016. Participants discussed progress in sustainability science during the last 15 years, potential opportunities for advancing the research and use of scientific knowledge to support a transition toward sustainability, and challenges specifically related to establishing indicators and observations to support sustainability research and practice. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Publisher: National Academies Press
Number of pages: 82
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 8 mm
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