Features of a Sustainability Science

Features of a Sustainability Science

Pedro Walpole, SJ

With an increase in scientific knowledge and a strengthening of dialogue regarding social needs, the way we think is changing. The science of problem solving is essential for all societies that want to serve social needs and sustainability.

During a dialogue in Stockholm between academics and practitioners, two fundamental changes emerged that must take place in our way of thinking: societies should establish priorities through policies that identify targeted areas of research; students’ freedom of choice must be in the context of what a society needs. At a time when young people face challenges in a globalized context, a personal conversion to a deeper response to changing social needs emerges.

Today, the climate situation and the suffering of the poor are radicalizing the demand for change.

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