New visions for addressing sustainability

McMichael, A. J., Butler, Colin and Folke, Carl 2003, New visions for addressing sustainability, Science, vol. 302, no. 5652, pp. 1919-1919, doi: 10.1126/science.1090001.

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Title New visions for addressing sustainability
Author(s) McMichael, A. J.
Butler, Colin
Folke, Carl
Journal name Science
Volume number 302
Issue number 5652
Start page 1919
End page 1919
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2003-12-12
ISSN 0036-8075
Keyword(s) sustainable development
social conditions & trends
resource management
environmental economics
Summary Attaining sustainability will require concerted interactive efforts among disciplines, many of which have not yet recognized, and internalized, the relevance of environmental issues to their main intellectual discourse. The inability of key scientific disciplines to engage interactively is an obstacle to the actual attainment of sustainability. For example, in the list of Millennium Development Coals from the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 2002, the seventh of the eight goals, to "ensure environmental sustainability," is presented separately from the parallel goals of reducing fertility and poverty, improving gains in equity, improving material conditions, and enhancing population health. A more integrated and consilient approach to sustainability is urgently needed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1126/science.1090001
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2003, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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