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  • Developing a more sustainable economic system will have substantial effects on employment. Some sectors will downsize and jobs will be lost while emerging industries will need new workforce and new skills. This focus features research and opinions exploring what it will take to transform the job market for a successful sustainability transition.

  • We are rapidly expanding our reach into Earth’s orbital space and beyond. It is now urgent to extend our notions of protecting a sustainable planet to a sustainable vision beyond Earth’s boundaries. This focus features opinions and perspectives on the impact space development is having, is likely to, and how it can ensure a more sustainable future in space and on Earth.

  • Since it was launched in 2018, the editorial team at Nature Sustainability has seen the level and quality of submissions grow steadily. But high submissions also carry a price as the journal’s editorial capacity cannot grow at the same pace. As a result, editors have reconsidered some editorial practices.

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  • Photocatalytic water splitting could be used to sustainably produce hydrogen. To assess its performance, solar-to-hydrogen energy conversion efficiency is the most important metric. Here, we discuss the common problems in reporting this metric and propose the use of water displacement to accurately measure the solar-to-hydrogen efficiency.

    • Takashi Hisatomi
    • Kazunari Domen
    Comment
  • The pervasive contamination of ecosystems with active pharmaceutical ingredients poses a serious threat to biodiversity, ecosystem services and public health. Urgent action is needed to design greener drugs that maintain efficacy but also minimize environmental impact.

    • Tomas Brodin
    • Michael G. Bertram
    • Gorka Orive
    Comment
  • Transitioning to a more sustainable economic system hinges on creating jobs in support of greener activities, with challenges for incumbent workers. A suite of articles highlights the need for more sustainable jobs and how to overcome the associated research gaps and political obstacles.

    Editorial
  • Although research has consistently shown that managing natural resources more sustainably is both feasible and beneficial for jobs and livelihoods, the perception that the green transition leads to job losses prevails. We recommend strategies for wider and better communicating evidence, to decision-makers across the board, about what is needed to reap job benefits from a green transition.

    • Ulrike Lehr
    Comment
  • Scaling up adoption of green technologies in energy, mobility, construction, manufacturing and agriculture is imperative to set countries on a sustainable development path, but that hinges on having the right workforce, argues Jonatan Pinkse.

    • Jonatan Pinkse
    World View
  • Apprehensions about job losses in incumbent industries can hold up sustainability transformations unless policymakers bolster efforts towards job reskilling programmes, argues Marko Hekkert.

    • Marko Hekkert
    World View

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