July 13, 2020

International trade wins and losses don’t just show up in the stock market, but also on a nation’s environmental sustainability scores, a new study in Nature Sustainability shows.

In a first analysis of its kind, scientists at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) and in China examine how international trade affected seven of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in countries trading both with other countries at a distance, as well as countries with which they shared borders.

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April 16, 2020

A team of authors that include five current or former members of MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS), will be honored for innovation by the world’s largest organization of professional ecologists.

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Feb. 24, 2020

Whether small-time farmers across the world get swept away by globalization or ride a wave of new opportunities depends largely on how much control they can get, according to a new study that takes a new, big-picture look.

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January 1, 2020

Nations across the world are following a United Nations blueprint to build a more sustainable future – but a new study shows that blueprint leads less to a castle in the sky, and more to a house that needs constant remodeling.

Sustainability scientists have developed systematic and comprehensive assessment methods and performed a first assessment of a country’s progress in achieving all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) not just as a nation, but also at the regional levels, and not just as a snapshot – but over time.

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Dec. 13, 2019

Global experts on environmental science and inland fisheries will receive honorary doctorates in science at Michigan State University. Both are long-time colleagues and collaborators of Fisheries and Wildlife researchers.

Harold Mooney

Stanford University ecologist and biology professor Harold Mooney plans to attend the Dec. 14 fall commencement’s advanced degree ceremonies to receive his honorary degree. His research ranges from the physiological ecology of plants to global environmental stability.

 

 

Robin Welcomme also will be honored but won’t be in attendance. His research into inland fisheries has boosted awareness of how they contribute to food security, human health and prosperity. Last year, the Robin Welcomme Fellowship Program, was created to recognize scientists who have been working to promote responsible inland fisheries.

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