# Mathematical and Statistical Challenges for Sustainability

"Sustainability is one of the key challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century. In this report a group of leading researchers in the mathematical sciences came together to outline how tools from disciplines such as mathematics and statistics must play an essential role in the emerging science of sustainability.

This will require re-examining how we train students and postdocs, as this subject has unique characteristics very different from those of traditional fields.

In the near future PIMS will play a leadership role in bringing together teams of researchers to address the challenges and implement the recommendations in the report. PIMS looks forward to working on this with the community of mathematical scientists in Canada and from around the world." commented PIMS Director Alejandro Adem.

The full report is available online for the public http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/SustainabilityReport/SustainabilityReport_Final08-02.pdf.