On 24 March 2017, Sustainability Science, the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), the University of Tokyo, and the Sustainability Science Consortium (SSC) jointly organised an international symposium to commemorate the journal’s tenth anniversary.
The symposium focused on global partnerships in the evolving academic field of sustainability science over the past 10 years, updating the audience regarding current knowledge and research priorities. The main discussion was on future research directions with a critical analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how the science community can best contribute to their implementation.
UNU-IAS Senior Visiting Professor Kazuhiko Takeuchi, UNU Senior Vice-Rector Taikan Oki, MEXT Director-General for International Affairs Koichi Morimoto, and Springer Nature Executive Editor Alexandrine Cheronet delivered opening remarks. The symposium then held two sessions that explored the evolution and current landscape of sustainability research, as well as future research directions for sustainability science and transdisciplinary possibilities for promoting the SDGs.
For more information, see the news story on the UNU-IAS website.