A computational quest for a sustainable world

This month’s Focus issue highlights ongoing work by computational scientists to help address the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as discusses how the sustainability of computational science itself can be improved.

In recent years, there have been wide-reaching warnings put forth by international agencies on the potential impact of the ongoing climate and sustainability crisis. These cautions include declining mental health, physical health risks, destabilized economies, and loss of vital biodiversity — to name just a few — mainly as a result of rising temperatures, diminishing air quality, reduced access to quality food and water, changing precipitation patterns, and so on; the list goes on and on. Across different sectors, there is agreement on one thing: urgent action is needed. Accordingly, in 2015 the United Nations (UN) established a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that demonstrate the multifaceted nature of the sustainability crisis and that need to be considered both individually and as a whole to help address some of our most pressing challenges. Read More 

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