Grading global sustainability - Nature cover story

The year began with a cover story by CSIS scientists showing how to assess progress in global sustainability, and inspired three opinion pieces.

Cover of Nature Magazine, Jan 1, 2020

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

“Assessing progress towards sustainable development over space and time” sparked considerable response, and in the first issue of 2020 was accompanied by two editorial pieces exploring the challenges, rewards and imperatives for quantifying the full impacts of sustainability efforts in China.

The opinion pieces and the manuscript can be found below.


 Read the Nature Editorial "A better way for countries to track their progress on sustainability."

And the MSU story: 

All global sustainability is local




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