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Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Provides tangible examples from various countries of how the link between sustainable development and research may be pursued

  • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective and reflective analysis

  • Focuses on the key area of sustainability science and research that has not yet been fully explored


Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Political, Social and Economic Dimensions of Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Diane Pruneau, Boutaina El Jai, Abdellatif Khattabi, Sara Benbrahim, Joanne Langis
      Pages 25-40
    3. Simon Mair, Aled Jones, Jonathan Ward, Ian Christie, Angela Druckman, Fergus Lyon
      Pages 41-56
    4. João Luiz de Moraes Hoefel, Sônia Regina da Cal Seixas, Micheli Kowalczuk Machado
      Pages 71-85
    5. Sônia Regina da Cal Seixas, João Luiz de Moraes Hoefel, Paul Barrett
      Pages 87-102
    6. Taylor Hinton, Kerstin Martin, Eric Pallant
      Pages 161-175
    7. Adriane MacDonald, Amelia Clarke, Lei Huang, Mark Roseland, M. May Seitanidi
      Pages 193-209
    8. João Marcelo Pereira Ribeiro, Sthefanie Aguiar da Silva, Vitória Haendchen Fornasari, Larissa Pereira Cipoli Ribeiro, Pedro Sabino Parente, José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra
      Pages 233-251
    9. Noemi Bonina, Marcelo J. Meiriño, José Abadia Ribeiro
      Pages 253-265
    10. Carolyn Kagan, Mark H. Burton
      Pages 285-298
  3. Environmental, Social and Technological Dimensions of Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299

About this book


This multidisciplinary handbook explores concrete case studies which illustrate how sustainability science and research can contribute to the realization of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It contains contributions from sustainability researchers from across the world.


Sustainable Development Sustainability Transformation Integrative Approaches Sustainability Policies International Perspectives Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Transforming Our World

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesHAW HamburgHamburgGermany

About the editors

Professor Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSC, DPhil, DL, DEd, DLit) is a professor at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is the founding director of the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre, a recently created centre aimed at supporting the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He has nearly 30 years experience on matters related to sustainable development, and has in excess of 300 publications to his credit.

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