Engage key social concepts for sustainability

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

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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.

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