World social science report 2013: changing global environments

This report published by UNESCO, the International Social Science Council and OECD, highlights connections between global environmental change, particularly climate change, and challenges such as accelerated production and consumption, population growth & widespread patterns of inequality.

The report was released during the 37th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris, France. The report, which is co-published by UNESCO, the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the OECD, highlights the connections between global environmental change, particularly climate change, and challenges such as accelerated production and consumption, population growth, socio-economic and cultural globalization, and widespread patterns of inequality. It stresses that, to address these challenges and achieve global sustainability, there is a need for integrated thinking and responses, and it outlines the contributions that social sciences can make in this regard. In particular, the report finds the social sciences can bring about economic and behavioral changes.

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Read full report: http://www.worldsocialscience.org/activities/world-social-science-report/the-2013-report/read-changing-global-environments/

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