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Editorial overview: How to promote transdisciplinary, evidence-based sustainability solutions?

Author: Rik Leemans

Type of publication: Editorial

Introduction
At the start of this century, research on global environmental change shifted gears from primarily understanding ‘System Earth’ to better managing the planet and its species. Simultaneously, the agreed UN Millennium Development Goals, which ranged from halving extreme poverty, providing universal education and reducing biodiversity loss, all by 2015, provided additional research incentives to define, monitor and assess/appraise sustainability. Sustainability science was born and this influenced the research agendas of the international global-change research programmes, but this direction was not immediately apparent in the mainstream publications.

Reference to the article
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 29, December 2017, Pages xii-xv
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2018.01.002

Link to the article
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877343518300034