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World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments published

People, human behaviour and societies need to be at the heart of attempts to tackle the challenges of global environmental change. That is the argument underpinning Changing Global Environments, the 2013 World Social Science Report, which was launched on 15 November 2013.

The Report issues a call to action to the international scientific community, arguing for social scientists to collaborate with colleagues from the natural, human and engineering sciences to address the most critical challenges of global environmental change.

The work highlights the potential for Future Earth to provide a framework for the integration of different perspectives from across the scientific community, underlining the importance of bringing policymakers, practitioners, business and industry – as well as other sectors of civil society – into the co-design, co-production and co-delivery of the best scientific solutions for global sustainability.

Frans Berkhout, Interim Director of Future Earth, and Susanne Moser, a member of the Future Earth Science Committee, were the Senior Editorial Advisors for this report.

Changing Global Environments was published by UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

A pdf version of the report is available in the online OECD Library.