Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science probes interactions between global, social, and human systems, the complex mechanisms that lead to degradation of these systems, and concomitant risks to human well-being. The journal provides a platform for building sustainability science as an evolving academic discipline which can point the way to a sustainable global society by facing challenges that existing disciplines have not addressed. These include endeavors to simultaneously understand phenomena and solve problems, uncertainty and application of the precautionary principle, the co-evolution of knowledge and recognition of problems, and trade-offs between global and local problem solving. The journal promotes science-based predictions and impact assessments of global change, and seeks ways to ensure that these can be understood and accepted by society. Sustainability Science creates a transdisciplinary academic structure and discovery process that fuses the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Probes interactions between global, social, and human systems Provides a platform for building sustainability science as an evolving academic discipline Promotes science-based predictions and impact assessments of global change, and public acceptance of findings

Published by Springer.

Publications

Title Type Author(s) Year
Ranking the sustainable development goals: perceived sustainability priorities in small island states Journal Article Eppinga et al. 2022
The dynamics of institutional arrangements for climate change adaptation in small island developing states in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans Journal Article Robinson et al. 2022
Circles, spirals, pyramids and cubes: why the circular economy cannot work Journal Article Keith Ronald Skene 2018
Engaging stakeholders in research to address water–energy–food (WEF) nexus challenges Journal Article Hoolohan et al. 2018
Digital sustainability: Basic conditions for sustainable digital artifacts and their ecosystems Journal Article Stuermer et al. 2017
Research priorities for managing the impacts and dependencies of business upon food, energy, water and the environment Journal Article Green et al. 2017
Obstacles to climate change adaptation decisions: a case study of sea-level rise and coastal protection measures in Kiribati Journal Article Donner and Webber 2014
Small island developing states: coastal systems, global change and sustainability Journal Article John E. Hay 2013