Sustainability Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Sustainability Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Sustainability Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach

£24.50
ISBN
9789280811803
Published by
United Nations University
Publication Date
June 2011
Publisher's Ref
11.III.A.4
Format
Paperback
Extent
496 pages

Sustainability science is an academic discipline that emerged in response to threats to the sustainability of the global environment. Its purpose is to help build a sustainable society by developing solutions to climate change, the exhaustion of resources, ecological destruction and other environmental crises that threaten the future of humanity.

Sustainability science demands a realignment of existing academic disciplines. Whereas academia has fragmented into discrete fields of in-depth specialization, sustainability science seeks comprehensive, integrated solutions to complex problems and a restructuring of education and research that spans multiple disciplines.

This volume offers approaches to the development of a transdisciplinary perspective that embraces natural, social and human sciences in the quest for a sustainable society. Sustainability science demands the development of policies that protect the natural and cultural diversity of different regions and promotes the physical and economic health of their inhabitants. This volume thus strives for a global perspective while incorporating the wisdom and experience of local societies. 


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