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Monday, November 15, 2010

Five for sustainability

The International Council for Science has narrowed down the following five top challenges the world needs to meet in order to sustain our planet.

(1) Forecasting: We need to have pertinent & accurate forecasts of future environmental conditions and their consequences for people.

(2) Observing: We need to develop better observation systems to record global and regional environmental change.

(3) Confining: Anticipating and recognizing disruptive environmental change to quickly manage it.

(4) Responding: Determine those institutional, economic and behavioral responses that will make global sustainability possible.

(5) Innovating: Encourage innovation in technology and policy to achieve sustainability.


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