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A research agenda for the world

Transformation to Sustainability is one of three priority areas for scientific research are in the next 3-5 years. Future Earth has launched its “Strategic Research Agenda” as a blueprint for how to address global change and collaborate more effectively on 21st century challenges.Read More

The Oslo Extreme Dialogue

Gathering leading experts, decision makers, business leaders and activists on climate change, disaster risk reduction and social responses the Oslo Extreme Dialogue made new grounds for building bridges between current actions and future outcomes. Watch the short clip or the full dialogue and get inspired.Read More

UGEC Conference, 6-8 Nov, Taiwan

The research community on urbanization and global environmental change is gathering at this large international conference in Taiwan. From diverse perspective the Century of the City will be discussed in relation to global challenges. Read More

Transformation 2013: Proceedings

This newly released proceedings contains 27 papers on different themes of transformation and climate change. The diversity of approaches presented attest to the need for integrated research on transformation to sustainability. Read More

Future Earth Initial Design Report

The exciting new 10-year global change research initiative known as Future Earth has published its initial design report. The report outlines a research strategy focusing on three themes; Dynamic Planet, Global Development and Transformations to Sustainability.

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Transformative Knowledge Workshop

Talks on social transformations held at the ISSC workshop in Potsdam in mid-November 2014 are now available. In these talks the social science knowledge base on transformation is presented from different perspectives. Also learn more about the ISSC Transformation to Sustainability Program. Read More

Free online-course for change leaders

Metaintegral Academy is organizing the free online mini-course on “Vital skills for thriving in a wild, complex world”, October 13-16, 2014. The course is for those change leaders who looks for inspiration, tools and approaches to navigate complex change and unlock deep capacities. Read More

New energy needs new rules

“Worldwide, Germany is being held up as a model, cited by environmental activists as proof that a transformation of the global energy system is possible.” Justin Gillis of the New York Times reports on the transformation of the German electricity sector towards clean energy, and the wider implications for other countries and globally.Read More

IPCC Report

The impacts of climate change can be observed all over the world, and with current emission levels we will be facing increased risks in the future. It is time to start thinking about transformations, including both adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development.Read More

World Social Science Report 2013

Presenting cutting edge social science perspectives on global environmental change this report is unique. The report issues an urgent appeal to the social sciences to intensify and broaden research on all aspects of the sustainability crisis.Read More

Now for the Long Term

This report, written by the Oxford Martin Commission, focuses on the short-termism of current politics and societies inability to break the gridlock that undermines efforts to address the biggest challenges of the 21st century. Read More

IPCC Synthesis Report

The IPCC launches the most precise and strongest report on the science of climate change to date. The Synthesis report is now out. The IPCC has shown the way to limit climate change and build a more prosperous, sustainable future. With this at hand decision makers and stakeholders at all levels, in all sectors, can make informed decisions on climate change. Read More

Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures

The International Transdisciplinary Conference “Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures: theories, policies, practices” takes place 6-8 May 2015 in Helsinki. The overall theme is the roles and meanings of culture in sustainable development. The call for session and paper proposals are now open. Read More

What We Know

This report assesses why climate change is such a serious problem and why urgent emissions reductions are needed. In 20 pages hard hitting key messages about climate change is presented by the scientists in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read More

New Funding Program

A new and exciting funding program on Transformation to Sustainability has been launched by the International Social Science Council. With two calls this year the program aims at lifting the social science contribution in global change research. Read More

Turning challenges into opportunities

The Vision 2050 report takes a refreshingly pro-active look at what global environmental challenges mean for business. For 18 months, 29 major global corporations were brought together in a project under the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to discuss what the world could look like in 2050. Read More