The Field of Sustainability Science

The Sustainability Science Program has played a central role in the international effort that has been fostering the emergence a field of "sustainability science." A range of initiatives conducted by the Program and its leaders has sought to expand and deepen the research and development agenda of science and technology for sustainability as well as to strengthen the infrastructure and capacity for conducting and applying sustainability science. These efforts have included work with the Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability, the National Academy of Sciences, and numerous ad hoc workshops and research projects.