Engage key social concepts for sustainability

Hicks, Christina, Levine, Arielle, Agrawal, Arun, Basurto, Xavier, Breslow, Sara, Carothers, Courtney, Charnley, Susan, Coulthard, Sarah, Dolsak, Nives, Donatuto, Jamie, Garcia-Quijano, Carlos, Mascia, Michael, Norman, Karma, Poe, Melissa, Satterfield, Terre, St. Martin, Kevin and Levin, Phillip (2016) Engage key social concepts for sustainability. Science, 352 (6281). pp. 38-40. ISSN 0036-8075

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aad4977

Abstract

With humans altering climate processes, biogeochemical cycles, and ecosystem functions (1), governments and societies confront the challenge of shaping a sustainable future for people and nature. Policies and practices to address these challenges must draw on social sciences, along with natural sciences and engineering (2). Although various social science approaches can enable and assess progress toward sustainability, debate about such concrete engagement is outpacing actual use. To catalyze uptake, we identify seven key social concepts that are largely absent from many efforts to pursue sustainability goals. We present existing and emerging well-tested indicators and propose priority areas for conceptual and methodological development.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F700 Ocean Sciences
F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L400 Social Policy
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 10:13
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26589

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