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Frameworks for understanding transformations to sustainability – the ‘Multi-Level Perspective’ in socio-technical transitions research

Addressing persistent and worsening global environmental problems, such as climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion, will require socio-technical systems such as energy, transport and housing to undergo fundamental change, and, in some cases, total transformation. This T2S knowledge brief presents the ‘Multi-level perspective’, which is a research approach to understanding how such changes might […]

The political challenge of achieving transformations to 1.5ºC – the role of social justice

Limiting global warming and preventing irreversible climate change will depend on transforming our societies, and there is an urgent need to make social transformation more politically feasible. This Knowledge Brief assesses the role of social justice as an organizing principle to enhance the political feasibility of a dramatic decarbonization trajectory. It is based on the […]

Ten essentials for research that responds to the climate challenge

To accelerate the kinds of learning needed to respond to the climate challenge and advance transformations to sustainability, transformations will also be needed in the way in which knowledge is produced and used. This T2S knowledge brief examines ten essentials for research that responds to the climate challenge. It is based on the synthesis paper by […]