Early-career experts essential for planetary sustainability

Lim, Michelle and Lynch, Abigail J. and Fernández-Llamazares, Álvaro and Balint, Lanke and Basher, Zeenatul and Chan, Ivis and Jaureguiberry, Pedro and Mohamed, A. A. A. and Mwampamba, Tuyeni H. and Palomo, Ignacio and Pliscoff, Patricio and Salimov, Rashad A. and Samako, Aibek and Selomane, Odirilwe and Shrestha, Uttam B. and Sidorovich, Anna A. (2017) Early-career experts essential for planetary sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 29. pp. 151-157. ISSN 1877-3435

Abstract

Early-career experts can play a fundamental role in achieving planetary sustainability by bridging generational divides and developing novel solutions to complex problems. We argue that intergenerational partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration among early-career experts will enable emerging sustainability leaders to contribute fully to a sustainable future. We review 16 international, interdisciplinary, and sustainability-focused early-career capacity building programs. We conclude that such programs are vital to developing sustainability leaders of the future and that decision-making for sustainability is likely to be best served by strong institutional cultures that promote intergenerational learning and involvement.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Available online 14/03/2018. Restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Date Deposited: 08 May 2018 04:14
Last Modified: 09 May 2018 00:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: capacity building; decision making; expert system; institutional framework; interdisciplinary approach; intergenerational transfer; sustainability
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.02.004
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34023

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