What is GSSD?

GSSD Mission

The overall mission is to 

A. Facilitate selection and diffusion of peer-reviewed knowledge about sustainability, signaling cutting-edge analysis, innovative technologies, and multidisciplinary knowledge; 

B. Enhance knowledge sharing through customized search engines, operating on a quality-controlled multilingual knowledge system, to track sustainability issues and technology policy, and strategy options; 

C. Reduce barriers to sustainability-related knowledge by supporting multilingual versions. 
 

Specific Objectives

1. Conceptual and Scientific

  • Improve understanding of sustainability issue
  • Contribute to the formation of system-wide sustainability models
  • Facilitate access to cutting edge research

2. Participation and Communication

  • Support integrated perspectives on sustainability
  • Represent diverse perspectives and differing priorities
  • Contribute to sustainability research and education

3. Policy and Decision

  • Enhance analytical and computational methods to support policy choices
  • Explore alternative pathways toward sustainability
  • Identify trade-offs, policies, and choices

4. International Collaboration

  • Pursue strategic international collaboration
  • Identify synergy among international initiatives