The International Social Science Council (ISSC) has published a letter of support for the sustainability manifesto, an initiative of IASQ and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at the approach of the Paris climate conference.
In the letter Professor Doctor Alberto Martinelli, president of ISSC, states:
“Undoubtedly, the biggest challenge we now face is to secure the transition of societies to global sustainability. This requires us to integrate respect for the Earth’s resources with the need for human security and global social equity. In this context, the demand for social science knowledge is increasing.”
“We regard the current Initiative for Sustainability as an important effort to mobilize scientists around research platforms like Future Earth, which allow integrated approaches, incorporating natural, economic, social and cultural dimensions. We therefore call upon scientists and colleagues all around the world to support the Initiative.”
Meanwhile the members of ISSC’s executive committee have added their names to the list of scholars supporting the Sustainability Manifesto.