Earth System Science in the Anthropocene: Emerging Issues by Eckart Ehlers, Thomas Krafft, C. Moss

By Eckart Ehlers, Thomas Krafft, C. Moss

This paintings presents an in-depth point of view and replace on specific issues in international Environmental swap with regards to Human safety. It bargains an summary of recent Joint initiatives of the 4 overseas worldwide switch Programmmes and on learn efforts in Germany. it's also an up to date file on rising must haves in international Environmental switch learn, and a set of feedback for its destiny evolution.

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This will require building and maintaining the quality of key institutions of learning, provision of adequate infrastructure, and responding to the challenge of “brain drain”. These requirements can only be met if appropriate strategies and policies are fully integrated in national development goals, including the enhancement of life-long learning, support for creative use of information technologies and maintaining S&T knowledge for sustainable development in the public domain. In addition, young scientists should 24 J.

1 The results of the workshop were published as: Robert Kates et al. 2001: “Sustainability Science”, Science, 292, pp 641-642. pdf. 20 J. Jäger Sustainability science is a response to the substantial but limited understanding of nature-society interactions gained in recent decades through work in the environmental sciences that factors in human impacts, and work in social and development studies that factors in environmental influences. But urgently needed now is a better general understanding of the complex dynamic interactions between society and nature.

Moreover, some of the most important interactions will occur in particular places, or particular enterprises and times. This means that S&T will have to broaden where it looks for knowledge, reaching beyond the essential bodies of specialised scholarship to include endogenously generated knowledge, innovations and practices. Devising approaches for evaluating which lessons can usefully be transferred from one setting to another is a major challenge facing the field. For knowledge to be effective in advancing sustainable development goals, it must be accountable to more than peer review.

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