Modernization and industrialization of economies has marked a shift in the human and natural relationship from stewardship to that of exploitation of natural resources and environmental pollution. While the natural resource streams have been degraded by overuse, misuse and abuse by societies worldwide, their outputs have resulted in widespread air pollution, water contamination, land degradation and generation of wastes. The rate of creation of these residual affluent and wastes in the natural surroundings far outreaches the regenerative and assimilative capacities of ecosystems. While scientific knowledge informs that as nations and societies develop their capacities to tackle environmental issues enhances, but ISARD believes that rapidly growing economies should be pro-active in dealing with environmental risks and impacts. In addition, energy access and security to all should be channeled through clean and safe energy systems.
ISARD works in the areas of natural resource management, ecological modelling, carrying capacity, environmental economics, energy analysis and audit, renewables and energy efficiency, environmental impact assessments and pollution abatement at regional, sub-regional and local scales.