Reconstructing Sustainability Science

Author: Thaddeus R. Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135960100
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Reconstructing Sustainability Science from the Author: Thaddeus R. Miller. The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that science has a crucial role to play in our ability to pursue sustainability goals, critical questions remain as to how to most effectively organize research and connect it to actions that advance social and natural wellbeing. Drawing on interviews with leading sustainability scientists, this book examines how researchers in the emerging, interdisciplinary field of sustainability science are attempting to define sustainability, establish research agendas, and link the knowledge they produce to societal action. Pairing these insights with case studies of innovative sustainability research centres, the book reformulates the sustainability science research agenda and its relationship to decision-making and social action. It repositions the field as a "science of design" that aims to enrich public reasoning and deliberation while also working to generate social and technological innovations for a more sustainable future. This timely book gives students, researchers and practitioners a valuable and unique analysis of the emergence of sustainability science, and both the opportunities and barriers faced by scientific efforts to contribute to social action.

Sustainability Science Field Methods And Exercises

Author: Miguel Esteban
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319329308
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Sustainability Science Field Methods And Exercises from the Author: Miguel Esteban. This book builds up on the experience and lessons learnt by academics at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) at the University of Tokyo. A number of scholars in the new field of sustainability science describe how field methods and exercises are carried out in this discipline, together with the theoretical basis for such exercises. Case studies of various countries around the world where these exercises are carried out are showcased, emphasizing the various socio-economic considerations and problems facing humanity and possible ways forward to build more sustainable and resilient societies. The final objective is to enrich the field of sustainability science by describing the novel aspects used in the field exercises carried out by practitioners of this cross-disciplinary field.

Sustainability Science For Strong Sustainability

Author: Tom Dedeurwaerdere
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783474564
Size: 61.72 MB
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Sustainability Science For Strong Sustainability from the Author: Tom Dedeurwaerdere. øThe dynamism of science has been catalytic for human prosperity in recent history. Conventional perspectives of the ivory tower model of modern science are, however, rivalled by the failure of humanity to tackle global crises of an economic, environme

Sustainability Science For Watershed Landscapes

Author: James Roumasset
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9814279609
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Sustainability Science For Watershed Landscapes from the Author: James Roumasset. Proceedings from the International Conference on Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapes held in Honolulu, Hawaii in November 2007.

Risk Science And Sustainability

Author: Tom Beer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402014468
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Risk Science And Sustainability from the Author: Tom Beer. 1 AUK ISMAIL-ZADEH ,2, TOM BEER3 1 International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Warshavskoye shosse 79-2, Moscow 113556, Russia; e-mail: [email protected] 2 Geophysikalisches Institut, Universittit Karlsruhe, Hertzstr. 16, Karlsruhe 76187, Germany; e-mail: [email protected] 3 CSIRO Environmental Risk Network, CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Vic. 3195 Australia; e-mail: [email protected] The world faces major threats to the sustainability of our planet. These threats are accompanied by the immediate dangers of natural and man-made disasters. Our vulnerability to them is greatly magnified with each passing year undermining our ability to maintain a sustainable and productive world into the 21st Century and beyond. Both history and common sense teach us that science has a tremendous potential to find ways to cope with these threats. 1 The EUROSCIENCE working group "Science and Urgent Problems of Society" 2 and the IUGG Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability were initiators of the EUROSCIENCE - IUGG Advanced Research Workshop "Science for Reduction of Risk and Sustainable Development of Society" sponsored by the NATO Science Program. The Workshop was held on 15-16 June 2002 in Budapest, Hungary. More than 40 participants from 17 countries took part in the Workshop. Talks and discussions addressed mainly the question of how science can help in reduction of risk and sustainable development of society.

Sustainability Science And Engineering

Author: Martin A. A. Abraham
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080481272
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Sustainability Science And Engineering from the Author: Martin A. A. Abraham. Sustainable development is commonly defined as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Sustainability in engineering incorporates ethical and social issues into the design of products and processes that will be used to benefit society as a whole. Sustainability Science and Engineering, Volume 1: Defining Principles sets out a series of "Sustainable Engineering Principles" that will help engineers design products and services to meet societal needs with minimal impact on the global ecosystem. Using specific examples and illustrations, the authors cleverly demonstrate opportunities for sustainable engineering, providing readers with valuable insight to applying these principles. This book is ideal for technical and non-technical readers looking to enhance their understanding of the impact of sustainability in a technical society. * Defines the principles of sustainable engineering * Provides specific examples of the application of sustainable engineering in industry * Represents the viewpoints of current leaders in the field and describes future needs in new technologies

Exploring Sustainability Science

Author: Michael Burns
ISBN: 192010951X
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Exploring Sustainability Science from the Author: Michael Burns. Southern Africa is well-blessed with a diverse and vibrant human population and a wealth of natural capital. The key challenge for sustainable development is to grow society’s capacity to use this natural capital to meet the needs of the region’s human population, especially the poor, in ways that sustain environmental life-support systems. Collaborating across disciplines, the authors explore the underpinning principles and the potential of sustainability science in a number of case studies.

Implementing Sustainability In Higher Education

Author: Matthias Barth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135052018
Size: 53.97 MB
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Implementing Sustainability In Higher Education from the Author: Matthias Barth. In a time of unprecedented transformation as society seeks to build a more sustainable future, education plays an increasingly central role in training key agents of change. This book asks how we can equip students and scholars with the capabilities to promote sustainability and how the higher education curriculum can be changed to facilitate the paradigm shift needed. Across the globe, a rising number of higher education institutions and academics are responding to these questions by transforming their own teaching and learning and their institutions’ curricula. This book contributes to that development by examining in-depth case studies of innovative approaches and curriculum changes at multiple levels of the education sector. Elaborating key principles of higher education for sustainable development and identifying drivers and barriers to implementing sustainability in the curriculum, the book provides a comprehensive overview of what makes higher education for sustainable development a unique field of research and practice, as well as offering a coherent narrative of how change can be effected in it. This much-needed book is a valuable resource to inform, guide and inspire students, academics, administrators and community partners, whether experienced or new to the field, whether already committed or not to higher education for sustainable development in an age of transformation.

Handbook Of Sustainability Science And Research

Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319630075
Size: 76.56 MB
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Handbook Of Sustainability Science And Research from the Author: Walter Leal Filho. This multidisciplinary handbook explores concrete case studies which illustrate how sustainability science and research can contribute to the realization of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It contains contributions from sustainability researchers from across the world.

Sustainability Science

Author: Michael P. Weinstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461431883
Size: 66.84 MB
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Sustainability Science from the Author: Michael P. Weinstein. The object of this book is to highlight how the nascent field of sustainability science is addressing a key challenges for scientists; that is, understanding the workings of complex systems especially when humans are involved. A consistent thread in the sustainability science movement is the wide acknowledgement that greater degrees of integration across what are now segmented dimensions of extant Science and Technology systems will be a key factor in matching the most appropriate science and technology solutions to specific sustainability problems in specific places.