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000002478 041__ $$aEnglish
000002478 100__ $$aRitz, C.
000002478 100__ $$aScheurer, T.
000002478 245__ $$aSustainability in a time of global change: the challenge for research
000002478 260__ $$c2001
000002478 300__ $$a104-108
000002478 520__ $$aMitigating global environmental problems requires most societies to focus on sustainability. To support the corresponding reorientation of priorities, researchers need to complement their rather isolated investigations of individual phenomena with studies that involve humans more deeply. The scientific community must continue to contribute to both the accumulation and the implementation of knowledge. To effectively translate knowledge into action, all actors and all parties affected must be involved. Because international agreements on measures to mitigate key problems of global change are very difficult to reach, they must be complemented by regional views, which have a much greater chance of enactment. The syndrome approach evoked in this article—which is based on an earlier collaborative study—is a research framework that can provide the necessary scientific basis for regional decisions within a global context. It seems particularly appropriate for identifying and tackling problems of global change in mountain regions.
000002478 653__ $$aNatural resources and environment
000002478 653__ $$aClimatic change
000002478 653__ $$aMountain areas
000002478 653__ $$aMountain research
000002478 653__ $$aResearch workers
000002478 773__ $$pMountain Research and Development
000002478 773__ $$vVol.21, No. 2
000002478 8564_ $$uhttp://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/0276-4741%282001%29021%5B0104%3ASIATOG%5D2.0.CO%3B2$$yExternal link
000002478 980__ $$aARTICLE