In the latest issue of Science IIASA Director and ESS CC Professor Pavel Kabat states that narrowly focused, single-disciplinary science alone cannot adequately underpin policies and solutions to resolve major sustainability challenges. For science to play a pivotal role in addressing the green growth and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century, intellectual and economic investments must rapidly be refocused toward multi-scale, integrated, interdisciplinary approaches that consider social, economic, and environmental aspects.
Read more on the Science AAAS website.
Reference: Science 15 June 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6087 p. 1398 DOI: 10.1126/science.1224642