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

T2S researchers part of newly funded ‘One Ocean Hub’

From plastic pollution to rising sea levels and acidification to over-fishing, the threats facing our oceans and coastal communities are well-known. Now a major global research programme linking social and natural sciences together via innovative methods and approaches that will influence ocean health and governance for sustainability has been announced. The One Ocean Hub is […]

Report from the Living Aulas Research School

The Report of the Living Aulas Research School for early-career T2S researchers, which took place between 5 and 9 June 2018 in Colombia, was prepared by Thomas Macintyre. The Report sets out the process of designing the school, its objectives, activities undertaken, results and lessons learnt. Download the Living Aulas Research School Report.

Why we need alternatives to development

By Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria, and Alberto Acosta. This post originally appeared on the EADI blog. The seductive nature of development rhetoric, sometimes called developmentality or developmentalism, has been internalized across virtually all countries. Decades after the notion of development spread around the world, only a handful of countries that were […]