As the US withdraws from the Paris climate agreement, sustainability science commands the world’s attention. Many scientists, policymakers and citizens are rallying to ensure that the fight against man-made climate change continues. In this context, we examine the role of science in building a sustainable future and how science, technology and medicine will be instrumental in overcoming the greatest challenges facing humanity.
We open this series with a special issue for World Environment Day on the UN’s theme of “connecting people to nature.” Then we focus on an unusual project in Thailand, where a team of economists, historians and geographers are researching how “creative tourism” that can benefit local populations as well as tourists.
Throughout the month, we will post more stories on this theme, updating this page with the links:
- Researching new ways to connect people to nature: a special issue for #WorldEnvironment Day
- Flame retardants on toddlers' hands: a global health risk?
- Can a multidisciplinary approach to tourism tackle poverty and support sustainable development?
- Asia-Pacific Gender Summit aims to boost innovation in research through diversity
- Symposium spotlights LGBT workplace inclusion in India
- Empowering female scientists in Egypt and beyond
- Seeking nominations for ICIS Alpha Innovator of the Year Award for the chemical industry
- Creating a unified front on sustainability science so it reaches society
- How Atlas brings vital research to the world's attention
- In higher ed, it's not enough to "fix the numbers" of women in STEM
- Nominations open for OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Women in Science in the Developing World
- Six ways Elsevier supports sustainability
- SDG Resource Centre sheds light on sustainability
- New Cell Press journal will unite researchers in sustainable energy
- Celebrating one librarian's commitment to global health
- Preserving scholarly content in an era of internet insecurity
- Sustainability science continues to grow, per updated analysis
- Contest aims to boost innovation in sustainability research
You can find more stories on sustainability science here.