Environmental studies

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  • Comments and Opinion |

    Evidence-based approaches to sustainability challenges must draw on knowledge from the environment, development and health communities. To be practicable, this requires an approach to evidence that is broader and less hierarchical than the standards often applied within disciplines.

    • Edward T. Game
    • , Heather Tallis
    • , Lydia Olander
    • , Steven M. Alexander
    • , Jonah Busch
    • , Nancy Cartwright
    • , Elizabeth L. Kalies
    • , Yuta J. Masuda
    • , Anne-Christine Mupepele
    • , Jiangxiao Qiu
    • , Andrew Rooney
    • , Erin Sills
    •  & William J. Sutherland
  • Comments and Opinion |

    At least 30 million people in three African countries and Yemen are experiencing severe food insecurity. To rapidly scale-up international aid, we should acknowledge the systemic risk implied in food insecurity by looking at, for example, potential international refugee movement.

    • Michael J. Puma
    • , So Young Chon
    • , Kaoru Kakinuma
    • , Matti Kummu
    • , Raya Muttarak
    • , Richard Seager
    •  & Yoshihide Wada
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Aichi Target 11 has galvanized expansion of the global protected area network, but there is little evidence that this brings real biodiversity gains. We argue that area-based prioritization risks unintended perverse consequences and that the focus of protected area target development should shift from quantity to quality.

    • Megan D. Barnes
    • , Louise Glew
    • , Carina Wyborn
    •  & Ian D. Craigie
  • Comments and Opinion |

    The study of cities needs to become more than the sum of its parts. An international Expert Panel investigates why, and how.

    • Michele Acuto
    • , Susan Parnell
    •  & Karen C. Seto