How science can build a sustainable future

June’s theme delves into the opportunities for sustainable development when viewed through the lenses of science, technology and medicine

Dr. Sukanda Luangon Lewis, an economics professor and Deputy Director of Research at the Institute of Asian Studies at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, is leading a multidisciplary research project on creative tourism and sustainable development. The project is featured in our sustainable development series on Elsevier Connect this month.

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:

You can find more stories on sustainability science here.

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Written by

Ian Evans

Written by

Ian Evans

Ian Evans is Content Director for Global Communications at Elsevier. Previously, he was Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Global Communications Newsroom. Based in Oxford, he joined Elsevier six years ago from a small trade publisher specializing in popular science and literary fiction.

Written by

Alison Bert, DMA

Written by

Alison Bert, DMA

As Executive Editor of Strategic Communications at Elsevier, Dr. Alison Bert works with contributors around the world to publish daily stories for the global science and health communities. Previously, she was Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Connect, which won the 2016 North American Excellence Award for Science & Education.

Alison joined Elsevier in 2007 from the world of journalism, where she was a business reporter and blogger for The Journal News, a Gannett daily newspaper in New York. In the previous century, she was a classical guitarist on the music faculty of Syracuse University. She received a doctorate in music from the University of Arizona, was Fulbright scholar in Spain, and studied in a master class with Andrés Segovia.

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