Pro-active Reflexivity: advancing the sciene-for-sustainability agenda

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    Supporting more sustainable development makes special demands on scientists, often requiring scientists and researcher to work in qualitatively-different from usual ways of scientific working. In turn these requirements call for changes in science funding and management practices. Changes in science management and funding to better support concerned scientists are needed both to ‘harness’ science for sustainable development and to leverage the societal effectiveness of investments in science. This chapter describes the methodological approach of the recently-completed ‘VISION RD4SD’ research and support action that was charged with raising awareness of the issue and developing appropriate responses. The chapter describes core outcomes of the action, including a set of guiding principles for those who fund, develop and manage science programs and a proposal for establishing a European platform for sustainability science.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainable Development Research at ICIS:
    Subtitle of host publicationTaking Stock and Looking Ahead
    EditorsR. Cörvers , J. de Kraker, R. Kemp, P. Martens, H. van Lente
    PublisherICIS Maastricht University
    Number of pages432
    ISBN (Print)978 94 6159 647 5
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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