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Resources round-up: latest publications from the T2S community

Our April 2018 newsletter includes numerous journal articles, books, blogs, book chapters, videos and more from the T2S community. Many of these are available open access. A perspective on radical transformations to sustainability: resistances, movements and alternatives Leah Temper, Mariana Walter, Iokiñe Rodriguez, Ashish Kothari, Ethemcam Turham (2018), Sustainability Science This paper presents key results and […]

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 […]

Resources round-up: latest publications from the T2S community

Our January 2018 newsletter includes a list of recent publications authored by members of the Transformations to Sustainability community and relevant to research carried out under the programme. (Re-)designing higher education curricula in times of systemic dysfunction: a responsible research and innovation perspective Valentina C. Tassone, Catherine O’Mahony, Emma McKenna, Hansje J. Eppink, Arjen E. […]

Workshop on advancing methods for transdisciplinary research on transformations to sustainability begins in Buenos Aires

The fourth annual Transformative Knowledge Workshop begins today in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Taking place just over halfway into the three-year lifespan of the Transformative Knowledge Networks (TKNs), the workshop will focus on methods in transdisciplinary research. Revisiting the concept of the ‘theory of change’ introduced at the 2016 workshop in New Delhi, 16 members of the […]

New map shows resistance mounts as Europe locks itself into fossil fuel future

A new online map uncovers plans to build a massive web of gas infrastructure in Europe, and the mounting resistance and conflicts resulting from its development, showing sites of resistance in Europe and around the world in places where Europe-destined gas is being exploited and exported. The map, which was developed by Observatori del Deute […]

Transformations 2017

The Transformations to Sustainability programme will have a strong presence at the Transformations 2017 conference which takes place this week in Dundee, United Kingdom. The focus of the conference is ‘Transformations in Practice’ with speed talks and practice sessions structured around six themes: Conceptualizing sustainability transformations Designing transformation and transformative forms of design Conditions and […]

Transformations in practice podcast series

Ahead of the Transformations 2017 conference which begins on 30 August in Dundee, United Kingdom, SustainaMetrix have published a series of podcasts with the conference organizers, speakers and participants. The conversations highlight themes of personal and professional transformation, environmental stewardship, climate change, human behaviour and evaluation of transformation in practice. The series features conversations with: […]

Accelerating social change for the 1.5°C challenge

What extra push is needed to make a new practice take off? What stops people from adopting transformative new behaviours? What examples of rapid social change do we have, and what can we learn from them to reach the goal of curbing warming at under 1.5°C? The Paris Agreement sets out an ambitious target for […]

Media coverage of the Transformative Knowledge Networks

One year into their operation, the Transformative Knowledge Networks (TKNs) supported by the Transformations to Sustainability programme have had media exposure worldwide. International media outlets, blogs and news sites from seven countries released opinion pieces, articles and other updates in five languages in 2016, covering the work of ACKnowl-EJ, T-Learning, and Pathways. One example is an […]

Call for funding proposals: Transformations to Sustainability

Over €13 million available for social science-led research on transformations to sustainability. Outline Proposals are invited by 5 April 2017. The full call for proposals and associated documentation is available on the NORFACE website. Climate change, environmental degradation and resource pressures have created unprecedented situations for societies worldwide. What’s more, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) […]