The ISC is participating in the NORFACE–Belmont Forum Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme launched in 2017. The new T2S programme continues the effort to re-structure the field of sustainability research by placing the social sciences and humanities at the heart of interdisciplinary research on this topic.
The ISC funds social scientists based in low- and lower-middle-income countries to participate in the 12 funded projects.
The programme has two major objectives:
- To develop understanding of and promote research on transformations to sustainability which are of significant social, economic and policy concern throughout the world and of great relevance to both academics and stakeholders;
- To build capacity, overcome fragmentation and have a lasting impact on both society and the research landscape by cultivating durable research collaboration across multiple borders, disciplinary boundaries, and with practitioners and societal partners. This includes facilitating the development of new research collaborations with parts of the world which are not often involved in large-scale international research efforts, notably low- and middle-income countries.
The programme is structured around three thematic areas:
- Governance of transformations to sustainability;
- Economy and finance of transformations to sustainability;
- Well-being, quality of life, identity, and social and cultural values in relation to transformations to sustainability.
Conceptual aspects of processes of transformation and methodological innovation are cross-cutting issues relevant to all of these themes.
Find out more and follow the latest from the NORFACE–Belmont Forum Transformations to Sustainability programme here.