Current and future interaction between humans and natural systems will impact significantly on society and the environment.
This highlights the need to understand and measure the nature of sustainability and develop new approaches to lifestyle, land use, development and industry.
Understanding the true nature of a sustainable society and environment is a complex question that CSIRO is addressing across many sectors and disciplines.
This work is critical in a world that relies on non-renewable resources, such as fossil fuels, and puts increasing strain on ecosystems and natural resources, such as water and soil.
To plan for a sustainable future, we need to understand which ecosystems are resilient, which are fragile and why.