Sustainability science: Where and how?

In Co-Designing Science in Africa: First steps in assessing the sustainability science approach on the ground
Chapter: 1

This chapter introduces sustainability science and its approaches (1.1), identifies key challenges for the sustainability science approach (1.2), and describes UNESCO’s contribution to sustainability science (1.3). Within the sustainability science principles and framework, this book addresses some of the questions and challenges posed above, aiming what is being done and identify the constraints faced by African countries in implementing the sustainability science approach, in order to draw up policy recommendations for the region (1.4). The target countries include five sub-Saharan African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) (1.5). Structure and content of the book from Chapter 2 to Chapter 8 are presented at the end of this chapter.