United States Department of Sustainability: Its Purpose and Moral Underpinnings

-Despite advancing climate change, the U.S. has no official federal response to sustainability. A new Rapid Communication proposes a Cabinet-level U.S. Department of Sustainability and examines its purpose and moral underpinnings, as reported in Sustainability and Climate Change. Click here to read the article now.

A U.S. Department of Sustainability “could address specific challenges of multiple dimensions of sustainability and coordinate efforts with other agencies whose work involves the interplay of environmental, social, and economic elements,” says author Shane Epting, PhD, Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Epting presents a view of sustainability challenges in the U.S. He also examines some of the efforts taken at the state, county, and city levels. He makes the case for how a federal response could strengthen these local efforts.

“This is a watershed moment for sustainability in the U.S.,” says Jamie Devereaux, Executive Editor of Sustainability and Climate Change. “Establishing a federal department of sustainability will allow for clear national policies in response to the largest challenge facing the U.S. and the world.”

About the Journal

Sustainability and Climate Change is the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to furthering the science of sustainability, sustainable development, and climate change. The Journal provides the central forum for academic institutions, the business community, government agencies, and leaders within the sustainability field. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Sustainability and Climate Change website.

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