Social science

We're helping to support informed decision making when it comes to safeguarding environmental values in the Beetaloo and Cooper geological basins.

Research by CSIRO has identified a looming risk that the emerging precision health industry could exacerbate, rather than fix, current health inequalities.

An artist's rendition of a green outdoor hub with trees between buildings

The urban greening movement is looking at ways to make our urban environment cooler, more comfortable and more socially connected. We spoke to CSIRO Interdisciplinary ecologist Dr Brenda Lin about best-practice urban greening.

How can humanity address the vast sustainability challenges that we face? Today there is no shortage of ideas and recommendations. We present some of the best ways to approach co-production.

In the not too distant future agricultural systems will have to produce sufficient and nutritious food and fibre with fewer […]

Large solar array

As large-scale solar farms continue to expand across regional Australia, CSIRO begins a unique study on public acceptance and its impacts on the industry's social licence.

Blue swimmer crabs in a crate labelled as Certified Sustainable Seafood MSC with the blue tick

How a market-based mechanism designed to recognise and reward sustainable fishing practices captures social benefits; a case study of the Marine Stewardship Council’s Fisheries Standard applied in Western Australia.

pile of rubbish mainly made up of plastic drink bottles

Forging trust between the waste industry and the Australian community will be critical for implementing new sustainable waste management solutions.

An overhead shot of a baled field.

Regional communities can make necessary changes in response to droughts and other related challenges including the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic using a transition planning approach that builds their resilience and sustainability into the future.