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Guidelines on Sustainability Science in Research and Education
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2017 | 9 p.
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“Guidelines on Sustainability Science in Research and Education” is the main output of the international UNESCO project “Broadening the Application of the Sustainability Science Approach” initiated in October 2015 with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan/MEXT) to identify good practices and develop policy guidelines to help Member States harness the potential of sustainability science in their sustainable development strategies.
This project aimed to help UNESCO Member States and other stakeholders introduce or reinforce a sustainability science approach into transdisciplinary research and education, to enable them to better respond to global challenges, through three symposia to foster dialogue and collaboration among experts and policy-makers. Based on the joint efforts of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector, Social and Human Sciences Sector, Education Sector and Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in Jakarta, the project benefited from the guidance of a multidisciplinary steering committee and a drafting sub-committee.
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Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Higher education


Sustainable development; Science and development; Education for sustainable development
Higher education