Transformations to Sustainability

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

Transforming research

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

Sharing knowledge

Creating an open collection of outputs and other resources on social transformations.

Building capacity

Promoting research collaboration and skill building around the world.

A programme of the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

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.

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What's new

‘Cities have not received the attention that they deserve’: Q&A on CitiesIPCC

Ahead of a major scientific conference on the future of research on cities and climate change, we sat down with ISSC World Social Science Fellow Aliyu Barau to find out more about the knowledge gaps on transforming towards lower-carbon, more resilient cities. The CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference aims to stimulate novel research […]

New video: Towards Transformations in Practice

How can we make transformations in practice, to create a step change towards environmental sustainability? What does transformation look like? What methods can help create transformations? What about new innovations? And how can we accelerate transformations? We brought together members of the Transformations to Sustainability community to share their ideas on what transformations in practice […]