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Sustainability Science


Robert Kates


Independent Scholar

William C. Clark


Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

J. Michael Hall


Government of the United States of America - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Carlo Jaeger


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Ian Lowe


Independent

James J. McCarthy


Independent

Hans J. Schellnhuber


Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)

Bert Bolin


Stockholm University

Nancy M. Dickson


Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Sylvie Faucheux


Independent

Gilberto C. Gallopin


Independent

Arnulf Gruebler


Independent

Brian Huntley


Independent

Jill Jäger


Harvard University - Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability (ISTS)

Narpat S. Jodha


Independent

Roger E. Kasperson


Independent

Akin Mabogunje


Independent

Pamela Matson


University of California, Berkeley

Harold Mooney


Stanford University - Department of Biological Sciences

Berrien Moore III


Independent

Tim O'Riordan


University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Environmental Sciences

Uno Svedin


Independent

December 2000

KSG Working Paper No. 00-018

Abstract:     
The world's present development path is not sustainable. Efforts to meet the needs of a growing population in an interconnected but unequal and human-dominated world are undermining the Earth's essential life-support systems. Meeting fundamental human needs while preserving the life support systems of planet Earth will require a world-wide acceleration of today's halting progress in a transition toward sustainability. A significant response to this challenge has begun to emerge as a new field of sustainability science. This paper, written by a group of leading natural scientists, social scientists, and policy analysts from around the world, outlines the core questions of the field, the extensions of existing research strategies that will be required to address those questions successfully, and the institutional innovations that will be needed to develop an integrated system of research, assessment and decision support adequate for the task at hand.

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Date posted: February 14, 2001  

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Kates, Robert and Clark, William C. and Hall, J. Michael and Jaeger, Carlo and Lowe, Ian and McCarthy, James J. and Schellnhuber, Hans J. and Bolin, Bert and Dickson, Nancy M. and Faucheux, Sylvie and Gallopin, Gilberto C. and Gruebler, Arnulf and Huntley, Brian and Jäger, Jill and Jodha, Narpat S. and Kasperson, Roger E. and Mabogunje, Akin and Matson, Pamela and Mooney, Harold and Moore, Berrien and O'Riordan, Tim and Svedin, Uno, Sustainability Science (December 2000). KSG Working Paper No. 00-018. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=257359 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.257359

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Robert Kates
Independent Scholar ( email )
Cambridge, 02138
William C. Clark (Contact Author)
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
617-495-3981 (Phone)
617-495-8963 (Fax)
J. Michael Hall
Government of the United States of America - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Washington, DC
United States
Carlo C. Jaeger
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) ( email )
P.O. Box 601203
14412 Potsdam, Brandenburg
Germany
+49 331 2882601 (Phone)
+49 331 2882600 (Fax)
Ian Lowe
Independent
No Address Available
James J. McCarthy
Independent
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Hans J. Schellnhuber
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) ( email )
P.O. Box 601203
14412 Potsdam, Brandenburg
Germany
Bert Bolin
Stockholm University
Dept. of Meteorology
S-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden
Nancy M. Dickson
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
617-496-9469 (Phone)
617-495-8963 (Fax)
Sylvie Faucheux
Independent ( email )
No Address Available
Gilberto C. Gallopin
Independent
No Address Available
Arnulf Gruebler
Independent
No Address Available
Brian Huntley
Independent
No Address Available
Jill Jäger
Harvard University - Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability (ISTS)
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Narpat S. Jodha
Independent
No Address Available
Roger E. Kasperson
Independent
No Address Available
Akin Mabogunje
Independent
No Address Available
Pamela Matson
University of California, Berkeley
310 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
Harold Mooney
Stanford University - Department of Biological Sciences ( email )
Stanford, CA
United States
Berrien Moore III
Independent
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Tim O'Riordan
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Environmental Sciences ( email )
Norwich, NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom
Uno Svedin
Independent
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