Sustainability Science, an academic journal with an editorial team based at UNU-IAS, has released a new special feature on Sustainability Science for Meeting Africa’s Challenges. Published by Springer Japan, the latest issue of the journal looks at sustainability issues affecting both urban and rural communities on the continent.
To tackle effectively the interconnected sustainability challenges that Africa currently experiences, there is a strong need to develop transdisciplinary and problem-oriented research. The special feature collects contributions from leading scholars that apply sustainability science concepts and principles in the African context. They explore how insights from sustainability science can address challenges related to agriculture and food security, biodiversity and conservation, climate change adaptation, urbanization and urban sustainability, natural resources management, economic development and poverty alleviation, and the preservation of indigenous and local knowledge systems.