Priority areas at the frontiers of ecology and energy

S. K. Chou, Robert Costanza, Philip Earis, Klaus Hubacek, B. Larry Li, Yonglong Lu, Roland Span, Hao Wang, Jianping Wu, Yegang Wu*, Jerry J. Yan

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    The complexity of economic development and humanitarian crises means that energy science and technology should be involved in actions that address almost every major challenges of ecosystem health and sustainability. Energy is the engine of the world economy and the key to ecosystems’ functioning, which also has a great impact on global warming. The energy crisis, environmental pollution, overuse of natural resources, water supply shortages, global climate disruption, and deteriorating ecosystems are major challenges to address in order to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In light of the frontiers in energy sciences and disruptive innovation in eco-tech, we recognize the need to review and establish working mechanisms that identify and examine issues that are critical to future sustainable development, to offer advice to decision-makers in different social sectors (public and private), to secure a shared future for mankind, and to achieve shared prosperity and common interests through international communications and collaborations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)243-246
    Number of pages4
    JournalEcosystem Health and Sustainability
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2018


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