Transformations to Sustainability

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

About the programme

Supporting innovative research, knowledge exchange and capacity building for transformations to sustainability.


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

The Transformations to Sustainability programme supports international, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research with a focus on the social dimensions of the causes of and solutions to sustainability challenges.

This website served to showcase the three funded Transformative Knowledge Networks and the programme outputs in the period 2015-2019. The website is maintained to allow users to access resources but is not frequently updated.
Information on the second set of funded projects in the Transformations to Sustainability programme is available at

Funded projects

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

All resources

What's new

Weaving a story: Transformation amongst handloom weavers of Kachchh, India, on film

After two years of intensive on-the-ground research and participatory filming in Kachchh, western India, the ACKNOWL-EJ project has released six thematic films of the Sandhani project. The films look at the multiple dimensions of transformation taking place in the livelihoods of the weaving community, linked to an overall revival of the craft from a time […]

Finding common ground in transformative sustainability narratives

The latest Transformations to Sustainability knowledge brief explores discourses and narratives around transformations to sustainability. James Waddell finds out more. Stories help us understand others and ourselves. They unite us by forging connections and conveying shared values, culture and history. In other words, they provide meaning to our collective life. From childhood tales to political discourses embodying our hopes […]

In memoriam: Pravin Kushwaha

The T2S programme team is very saddened to learn about the passing of Pravin Kushwaha of the Pathways Transformative Knowledge Network, following COVID-related complications. We remember Pravin very warmly and offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.