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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

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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:

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