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  • Tourists visiting captive giant pandas in southwestern China

    New method adds and subtracts for sustainability’s true measure

    Published on September 17, 2020

    Sustainability scientists at MSU find policies governing wildlife trade and tourism sometimes have more success than intended to achieve some of the UN SDGs. Yet in some cases those paths have created roadblocks and detours to success.

  • So-Jung Youn

    Youn accepted to marine policy fellowship

    Published on July 21, 2020

    So-Jung Youn, a PhD candidate in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, receives a John A Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

  • A ship moving goods through the Panama Canal

    Well-off countries need trade to cut environmental woes

    Published on July 13, 2020

    A first analysis of its kind shows a common problem between haves and have-nots. Trading internationally was generally good for developed countries but resulted in environmental losses for developing countries.

  • China's vast natural resources

    Giving GDP a needed ecological companion

    Published on June 8, 2020

    Scientists develop a measure of gross ecosystem product (GEP) that summarizes the value of ecosystem services in a single monetary metric.

  • A man fishes in Mexico's Rio Lagartos

    Fishers' livelihood measured by more than catch

    Published on April 23, 2020

    Scientists throwing shade on the idea that a fisher’s life is Zen, showing the arrangements before and after the fish takes the bait the must be considered to make effective and equitable policy about global fishing.

  • Spatial pattern of SDG Index scores in 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 for 31 Chinese provinces.

    All global sustainability is local

    Published on January 1, 2020

    In a Nature cover story, Jianguo "Jack" Liu and CSIS members use groundbreaking methods to discover sustainability, like politics, is local

  • Jianguo

    MSU a player in year’s top scientific discoveries

    Published on December 3, 2019

    Sustainability scholar Jianguo “Jack” Liu and FW assistant professor Andrés Viña were authors for a global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services that ranked as one of the year's top science discoveries.