Sustainability science: building a new discipline

  title={Sustainability science: building a new discipline},
  author={Hiroshi Komiyama and Kazuhiko Takeuchi},
  journal={Sustainability Science},
In scientific and academic circles worldwide, the opportunity to develop the emerging discipline of sustainability science has never been greater. This new science has its origins in the concept of sustainable development proposed by the World Commission on Environment and Development (1987) (WCED, also known as the Brundtland Commission). Defining sustainable development as ‘‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their… 
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Communicated by Susan Hanson, Clark University, Worcester, MA, March 7, 2003 (received for review February 25, 2003)