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Abstract

Most geologists would argue that geoscientific knowledge, experience, and guidance is critical for addressing many of society's most acute environmental challenges, yet few geologists are directly engaged in current discourses around sustainable development. That is surprising given that several attributes make modern geoscience well placed to make critical contributions to contemporary sustainability thinking. Here, we argue that if geoscientists are to make our know-how relevant to sustainability science, two aspects seem clear. Firstly, the geoscience community needs to substantially broaden its constituency, not only forging interdisciplinary links with other environmental disciplines but also drawing from the human and behavioral sciences. Secondly, the principles and practices of ‘sustainability’ need to be explicitly integrated into geoscience education, training and continued professional development.

DOI

10.1016/j.pgeola.2017.01.002

Publication Date

2017-01-10

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Geologists' Association

Volume

128

Issue

2

First Page

165

Last Page

172

ISSN

0016-7878

Organisational Unit

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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