Book Chapter

Developing Trust: An Integrated Vision for Social and Environmental Sustainability and Justice

T Reuter

Innovación Para El Desarrollo Sostenible (Innovation Through Sustainable Development) | UNESCO | Published : 2018

Abstract

This paper addresses the question of how the world can move toward a common vision and procedure for achieving socio-ecological sustainability and justice, rather than suffer a catastrophic collapse of civilization. I begin by arguing that this aim can only be achieved through an integrated and holistic process of transformation of our economy and way of life, and that the knowledge sector will be central to facilitating this process. If we reflect on the current role of science in society, especially in the ecological context of the anthropocene and the political context of post-truth polemics, fulfilling this role will require us to heal the fact-value split that has until now kept science..

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