Early-career experts essential for planetary sustainability

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
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Abstract

Early-career experts can play a fundamental role in achieving planetary sustainability by bridging generational divides and developing novel solutions to complex problems. We argue that intergenerational partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration among early-career experts will enable emerging sustainability leaders to contribute fully to a sustainable future. We review 16 international, interdisciplinary, and sustainability-focused early-career capacity building programs. We conclude that such programs are vital to developing sustainability leaders of the future and that decision-making for sustainability is likely to be best served by strong institutional cultures that promote intergenerational learning and involvement.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Early-career experts essential for planetary sustainability
Series title Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.02.004
Volume 29
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) National Climate Adaptation Science Center, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Description 7 p.
First page 151
Last page 157