Actioning the Global Goals for Local Impact

Towards Sustainability Science, Policy, Education and Practice

  • Isabel B. Franco
  • Tathagata Chatterji
  • Ellen Derbyshire
  • James Tracey

Part of the Science for Sustainable Societies book series (SFSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Isabel B. Franco, Tathagata Chatterji, Ellen Derbyshire, James Tracey
    Pages 1-4
  3. Isabel B. Franco, John Minnery
    Pages 5-21
  4. Emily F. Creegan, Robert Flynn
    Pages 23-37
  5. María Belén Federico
    Pages 39-55
  6. Isabel B. Franco, Ellen Derbyshire
    Pages 57-68
  7. Isabel B. Franco, Paulina Salinas Meruane, Ellen Derbyshire
    Pages 69-83
  8. Natalia A. Cano Londoño, Jessi Osorio Velasco, Felipe Castañeda García, Isabel B. Franco
    Pages 85-104
  9. Isabel B. Franco, Caitlin Power, Josh Whereat
    Pages 105-116
  10. Ana Cristina Ribeiro-Duthie
    Pages 117-133
  11. Isabel B. Franco, Franz Gonzalez Arduz, Jairo Andres Buitrago
    Pages 135-151
  12. Caitlin Power
    Pages 153-172
  13. Hitesh Vaidya, Tathagata Chatterji
    Pages 173-185
  14. Isabel B. Franco, Lance Newey
    Pages 187-217
  15. Isabel B. Franco, Rosemarie Tapia, James Tracey
    Pages 219-228
  16. Elisa Palomino
    Pages 229-246
  17. Claudia Arana, Isabel B. Franco, Anuska Joshi, Jyoti Sedhai
    Pages 247-264
  18. Isabel B. Franco, Ellen Derbyshire
    Pages 265-274
  19. Isabel B. Franco, Masato Abe
    Pages 275-293
  20. Ellen Derbyshire, Isabel B. Franco, Tathagata Chatterji, James Tracey
    Pages 295-298

About this book


This book highlights the value of sustainability science in newly emerging and innovative approaches to research, education, capacity building and practice in order to transform rhetoric into impact sustainability. Presenting case studies from various industries, sectors and geographical contexts targeting the seventeen (Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the 2030 Agenda, it provides insightful recommendations to create sustainable impact while at the same time achieving the global goals. 

The book addresses the fundamental question of how sustainability rehtoric can be transformed into impact sustainability research, education and capacity building and as a result, how existing approaches in science, curricula and practice are mitigating the demands emerging from addressing global sustainable development in an impactful and innovative manner. Providing recommendations for impact sustainability in science, curriculum on how to address pressing sustainability issues and contribute toward achieving the SDGs, this book is an essential reference for both academics and professionals. 


Sustainability Science Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Sustainability Education Environmental curriculum Sustainability and resilience Environmental policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabel B. Franco
    • 1
  • Tathagata Chatterji
    • 2
  • Ellen Derbyshire
    • 3
  • James Tracey
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for the Advanced Study of SustainabilityUnited Nations University Shibuya-kuTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Xavier School of Human SettlementsXavier University BhubaneswarKakudiaIndia
  3. 3.Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Business SchoolThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  4. 4.School of EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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