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Responses to environmental and societal challenges for our unstable earth (RESCUE), ESF Forward Look – ESF-COST ‘Frontier of Science’ joint initiative

Responses to environmental and societal challenges for our unstable earth (RESCUE), ESF Forward Look – ESF-COST ‘Frontier of Science’ joint initiative

Jäger, Jill, Pálsson, Gísli, Goodsite, Michael, Pahl-Wostl, Claudia, O’Brien, Karen, Hordijk, Leen and Avril, Bernard (2011) Responses to environmental and societal challenges for our unstable earth (RESCUE), ESF Forward Look – ESF-COST ‘Frontier of Science’ joint initiative. European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France. ISBN 9782918428565

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Abstract

RESCUE, an ESF-COST ‘Frontier of Science’ initiative and an ESF Forward Look, is highly integrative, and is supported by 8 Committees of ESF and COST, namely the ESF Standing Committees for Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (LESC), for Social Sciences (SCSS), for Humanities (SCH) and for Physical and Engineering Sciences (PESC), and the COST Domain Committees for Earth System Science and Environmental Management (ESSEM), for Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH), for Forests, their Products and Services (FPS) and for Food and Agriculture (FA).

The RESCUE foresight initiative proposes an innovative vision about how to build the transitions towards sustainability through various innovative forms of learning and research. The RESCUE vision is built around the idea of an open knowledge system, where knowledge is generated from multiple sources (some of which are scientific) and shared at every stage of its development; and where problems are defined and addressed by society as a whole, not just by scientists, or policy makers. This report synthesizes the contributions from approximately 100 experts in 30 countries. It is based on the input of 5 working groups that, from autumn 2009 to spring 2011, focused on: contributions from social sciences and humanities with regard to the challenges of the Anthropocene; collaboration between the natural, social and human sciences in global change studies; requirements for research methodologies and data in global change research; steps towards a ‘revolution’ in education and capacity building; and interface between science and policy, communication and outreach.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change, RESCUE, sustainability, learning innovations
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
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Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 09:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5697

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