This first theme focuses on the scientific discipline of Sustainable Development Science as an integrating perspective, linking the long term challenges with implementing required transitions on all scales (global to local), all global regions, and connecting short term action with long term programs. Special attention is given to the core concepts and methodologies for Sustainable Development Science.
Working Groups are:
1a Sustainable Development Science: definitions, fundamental concepts and methodologies (including integration, modelling, complexity and uncertainty)
1b Sustainability Assessment and Indicators
1c Role of Academia in Sustainable Development Science, advocacy and education