Welcome to Global Sustainability

A new Open Access journal launching in 2016

  • Global Sustainability is a new Open Access journal dedicated to supporting the rapidly expanding area of global sustainability research.

    Without profound societal transformations, humanity risks destabilising the Earth system. In the last decade, the research field of global sustainability science has expanded rapidly to explore human social and economic pressure on the whole Earth system. This journal will explore global sustainability, planetary and societal resilience, and solutions for societal transformations.

    Global Sustainability will publish interdisciplinary original research, reviews and commentaries addressing how human activities interact with Earth system dynamics. It will invite work on sustainable pathways, evolution and resilience in the Anthropocene.

    • Bert de Vries

      Striking a balance between development and sustainability

      Since the notion of Sustainable Development has become widespread with the publication of the UN Commission on Environment and Development in 1986, there has been the tension between the aspiration to develop on the one hand and to stay within ‘planetary boundaries’ on the other. Development often implies economic growth in order to satisfy basic […]

    • Johan Rockström

      New journal to sate hunger for knowledge on humanity’s future

      We are at a remarkable point in human development. Until now, the perception of sustainability has primarily focused on environmental protection, morality and efficiency. In 2015, there are strong signs the world may have crossed a social tipping point where the focus of sustainability as shifted towards innovation, prosperity and equity. With the adoption of […]

    • Announcing Global Sustainability, a new Open Access launch from Cambridge

      Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce a major new open-access journal, Global Sustainability, to publish significant research advances and policy-relevant reviews and commentaries addressing Earth-system resilience, sustainability and solutions in the context of rapid global change. Cambridge University Press have appointed Professor Johan Rockström as Editor-in-Chief. Professor Rockström, Professor of global sustainability at Stockholm […]

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      Welcome to Global Sustainability

      In the past decade or so, sustainability research has expanded rapidly to explore how societies interact with Earth systems. This research is of tremendous importance: without major societal changes, the planet will become a considerably more hostile place to live. How can we best make use of planetary resources, and what sort of environments will […]

  • In the face of profound change at a global scale we need to think differently, act differently and do science differently.

    Author's imageJohan RockströmEditor-in-Chief

    Developing sustainably is the only responsible strategy. This journal will house the broad and integrated research base that is an indispensable part of this challenge.

    Author's imageBert de VriesDeputy Editor