Transformations to Sustainability

Advancing transformations to more sustainable and equitable futures. Read more.

About the programme

Supporting innovative, social-science-led research on transformations to sustainability.

Publications & Media

Sharing articles, newsletters, videos and other resources on social transformations.

Network & Activities

Fostering knowledge exchange and building research skills around the world.

A programme of the International Science Council (ISC).

More about the programme

We aim to create a ‘Transformations Knowledge Base’ around social transformation that can inform the development of solutions to sustainability challenges for the long term.

The Transformations community brings together a growing network of researchers and practitioners who work towards social transformations in sustainability contexts.

Programme outputs include workshop documentation, webinars and written syntheses of knowledge.

Funded projects

The programme funded 38 seed projects and three Transformative Knowledge Networks. Read more.

All resources

What's new

July 2018 newsletter out now

The July 2018 T2S newsletter is a bumper edition, with updates on the new Belmont Forum-NORFACE T2S programme, the first T2S knowledge brief, a new digital forum on Just Transitions, and the usual updates, publications and events from the ACKNOWL-EJ, PATHWAYS and T-LEARNING networks. The editorial in this edition is by Mathieu Denis, Science Director of […]

Input sought on future work programme of IPBES

The Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have opened a call for requests, inputs and suggestions on short-term priorities and longer term strategic needs for its future work programme. IPBES members, United Nations bodies related to biodiversity and ecosystem services and relevant stakeholders such […]

Ten essentials for research that responds to the climate challenge

A knowledge brief published today by the Transformations to Sustainability programme highlights ten essentials for research that responds to the climate challenge. Accelerating the kinds of learning needed to make transformations to sustainability will require transformations in the way knowledge is produced and used. This brief sets out ten essentials for action-oriented transformations research, and […]