• Resilience Frontiers 2017

    From the 20th – 23rd August, Stockholm became the capital of Global Sustainability as it hosted more than 1000 experts from around the world at Resilience 2017, an international science conference on Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability. This was the fourth of the triennial conference series, organized in partnership with the Resilience Alliance since 2008, […]

  • Data: Are we sustainable yet?

    Is my country sustainable? Many citizens may be asking themselves this question as the work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals continues in 2017. The sad answer is that for many aspects of sustainability we are not able to come with an answer that is as robust as we would like; in particular when it […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]