Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future (The Earthscan Science in Society Series)

Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future (The Earthscan Science in Society Series)


The transforming into urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems―from weather swap and biodiversity loss to surroundings degradation and chronic poverty and inequality―present primary demanding situations to medical wisdom creation and its use. whereas there's no doubt that technological know-how has a very important position to play in our skill to pursue sustainability ambitions, severe questions stay as to how you can such a lot successfully arrange learn and attach it to activities that develop social and typical health.

Drawing on interviews with major sustainability scientists, this publication examines how researchers within the rising, interdisciplinary box of sustainability technology try to outline sustainability, identify learn agendas, and hyperlink the data they produce to societal motion. Pairing those insights with case reviews of leading edge sustainability examine centres, the ebook reformulates the sustainability technology study schedule and its dating to decision-making and social motion. It repositions the sector as a "science of layout" that goals to complement public reasoning and deliberation whereas additionally operating to generate social and technological recommendations for a extra sustainable destiny.

This well timed publication provides scholars, researchers and practitioners a useful and special research of the emergence of sustainability technological know-how, and either the possibilities and limitations confronted via clinical efforts to give a contribution to social motion.

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