Advancing sustainability science: report on the International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS) 2009

  title={Advancing sustainability science: report on the International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS) 2009},
  author={Joanne M. Kauffman},
  journal={Sustainability Science},
  • J. Kauffman
  • Published 12 September 2009
  • Computer Science
  • Sustainability Science
As a new discipline, sustainability science poses a challenge to researchers focused on issues in sustainable development world wide. Although definitions vary, three characteristics appear to be fundamental: sustainability science is transdisciplinary, provides integrated analysis, and is aimed at action. There is clearly a need for such a science to address complex contemporary issues. Yet the question remains how to go about advancing this new integrated approach. The ICSS2009 conference was… 
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