I   Sustainability and Science

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. This theme includes three topic groups:

1a Theoretical Approaches
1b Research Methods and Methodology
1c Assessing Sustainability