As the first international Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2021) takes place with the purpose of discussing and defining sustainability research and what it comprises, Africa has an opportunity to deliberate on what sustainability science means for the continent.
Also, what is the optimal approach for achieving sustainability, given the play of complex and interconnected issues such as food, water, health, governance and energy?
With increased species extinction due to the human footprint, rapid urbanisation and the flow of resources as well as the serious impacts of climate change, addressing these questions requires ‘business as unusual’ in consumerist societies.
Trends in addressing sustainable development demonstrate an increasing interest in harnessing innovation beyond the technical and engineering realms to embrace more social considerations. Read more