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Research on the Scientific Basis for Sustainability "Science on Sustainability 2006"

Last modified April 05, 2006 21:22

"Science on Sustainability 2006: Summary Edition" is a new 56 pages English language report - based on a longer report in Japanese - investigating the scientific status in seven fields relating to environmental sustainability (Climate change; energy; resources & waste; food, water & forests; biodiversity; valuation of nature; estimations of global environmental impact and capacity).

"Science on Sustainability 2006: Summary Edition" is a new 56 pages English language report - based on a longer report in Japanese - investigating the scientific status in seven fields relating to environmental sustainability (Climate change; energy; resources & waste; food, water & forests; biodiversity; valuation of nature; estimations of global environmental impact and capacity). The reports, aimed primarily at decision-makers in politics and business, are based on an extensive review of global literature, interviews and questionnaires with some 170 leading experts and scholars in Japan, the US, and Europe. As part of the Research on the Basic Science of Sustainability (RSBS) project, "Science on Sustainability 2006" was launched Oct. 31st, 2005 at Keidanren - the Japanese Business Federation - with the participation of some 300 Japanese corporations and individuals. A shorter summary report is now available in both Japanese and English, and publicly available at the project website, both as a PDF and in browsable HTML format with links to related information.

The objective of the project is to create a credible and easily accessible (readable) scientific document to support the decision-making of political and business leaders. The reports compiled do not contain any specific policy proposals. The aim is to focus on clarifying the view of science and urge decision-makers to base their decisions and actions on a solid scientific foundation. Further, corporations and non-profits may use the reports as educational material free of charge (a company may acquire the document and with permission from the secretariat to print for staff use). Students may use the reports and related website with literature references for study and
research purposes. The general public may read the reports to gain an verview
of the scientific status of research into environmental sustainability.


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[English] Science on Sustainability 2006: Summary (56pp, 27.7MB PDF)
http://www.sos2006.jp/english/rsbs_summary_e/ScienceOnSustainability2006.pdf
(To download this file, it may take you more than several minutes. )

[English] Science on Sustainability 2006: Summary (HTML)
http://www.sos2006.jp/english/

Source: Japan for Sustainability Newsletter

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