We live in a rapidly changing world. Energy, environment and
sustainability are major global themes encompassing issues that are
vital for business, communities and governments worldwide.
Within the context of human-induced climate change, we urgently
need to better understand this change and the consequences and the
adaptations needed to mitigate the likely impacts. These
adaptations relate to, and encompass, the pressing need to ensure
security in the supply of food, water, and clean, low-carbon,
energy into the future.
Sustainable solutions can only be reached if they are
economically feasible, socially desirable and politically viable.
Finding and implementing these solutions requires a fully
integrated and multidisciplinary approach that encompasses areas of
physical science, engineering, economics, social, legal and