World Sustainability Series

Universities, Sustainability and Society: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Editors: Leal Filho, W., Salvia, A.L., Brandli, L., Azeiteiro, U., Pretorius, R. (Eds.)

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  • Is very interdisciplinary, covering social sciences, economics, finance, business, engineering, education, and environmental sciences
  • Focuses on how the theory and practice of sustainable development interact
  • Shows the need for a continuation of the dialogue among sustainability academics and practitioners
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In order to yield the expected benefits, sustainability initiatives need to be undertaken by means of a close cooperation between universities on the one hand, and societal partners on the others. The principle of co-creation and co-execution of sustainability initiatives increases the value for all by mutual learning, and the sharing of expertise and resources. But pursuing sustainability initiatives with a community and societal involvement is not simple. There is a perceived need for a better understanding of how universities can interact with society, in order to support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

This book is an attempt to address this need, by a novel approach which focuses on current potentials and challenges, across a wide range of fields and expertise. The book focuses on how the theory and practice of sustainable development interact and shows the need for a continuation of the dialogue among sustainability academics and practitioners, so as to address the issues, matters and problems at hand. The spectrum of themes addressed on this book also entails how environmental values and ethics are applied and the relationship between social, biological and cultural diversity. It also includes a broad disciplinary approach to sustainability, including education, research and case studies, and the links with human–environment relations in a sustainable development context.

 



Table of contents (35 chapters)

Table of contents (35 chapters)
  • Moving Towards Sustainable Agriculture Through Higher Education

    Pages 3-18

    Zahra, Jessica (et al.)

  • Balancing Sustainable Livelihoods and Conservation in the Marine Environment

    Pages 19-33

    Mifsud, Mark C.

  • Linking Biodiversity and Human Health to Achieve Sustainability

    Pages 35-54

    Gatt, Deborah A. (et al.)

  • Understanding Scale in Wicked Problems of Sustainable Development: Who Needs Dedicated Courses in Higher Education?

    Pages 55-68

    Linow, Sven

  • Presenting an Interdisciplinary Teaching Approach to Involve University Students in Issues of Sustainable Development

    Pages 69-79

    Körner, Franziska (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63399-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63398-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Universities, Sustainability and Society: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Amanda Lange Salvia
  • Luciana Brandli
  • Ulisses Azeiteiro
  • Rudi Pretorius
Series Title
World Sustainability Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63399-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63399-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63398-1
Series ISSN
2199-7373
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 560
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 99 illustrations in colour
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