Four major task domains of science for sustainability
AbstractWe propose a research agenda integrating environment-related science, technology, and innovation (STI) using a problem-solving approach to sustainable development. We argue that STI for sustainability encompasses four major task domains: (1) ecological modernization and transformation, (2) ecosystem management, (3) environmental risk assessment, and (4) adaptation to environmental change, each posing great social challenges. For each domain, naturesociety interaction increasingly relies on knowledge acquisition. The proposed agenda focuses on the investigation of R&D capacity and linking knowledge and action within and among societal spheres (i.e., science, politics, business, law, mass media, and education). While today the disciplinary niches of environment-related STI research are still fragmented, with this broader framework, STI research could develop into a major social science field of humanenvironment relations. --
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Date of creation: 2006
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human dimensions of global environmental change; environmental sociology; science for sustainability; STI research; innovation research; social studies of science; so-ciology of knowledge; naturesociety interaction; noosphere; ecological modernization; ecosystem management; environmental risk assessment; adaptation to environmental change;
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