The latest Transformations to Sustainability knowledge brief explores whether managed retreat – a planned effort to permanently move people and assets away from hazardous places and resettle them in safer locations – can contribute to wide-scale, positive social transformation in the direction of sustainability. Find out more and download the knowledge brief.
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 […]
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.
Environmental activists suffer high rates of criminalization, physical violence and murder, according to findings published recently in Global Environmental Change. This is despite the fact that environmental defenders employ largely non-violent protest forms. Activists suffer violence in 18% of environmental conflicts, and murder in 13% of such conflicts. Indigenous environmental activists suffer especially high rates of violence. […]
The Transformations to Sustainability community will be active at the forthcoming Transformations 2019 conference, which takes place in Santiago, Chile. The theme for the conference is ‘Learning from Transformative Action and Thinking’, and discussions on on this topic will be kick-started on 15 October, when researchers from the Transformations to Sustainability community will convene a pre-conference […]
The increased frequency and severity of extreme weather and climate impacts around the world suggests that urgent efforts are needed to better understand and manage such climate phenomena. Importantly, climate change occurs in tandem with other global mega-trends, including population growth, urbanisation, habitat destruction, resource depletion, pollution of the oceans, environmental degradation, biodiversity pressures and burgeoning rates of […]
A knowledge brief published by the Transformations to Sustainability programme assesses the role of social justice as an organizing principle to enhance the political feasibility of a dramatic decarbonization trajectory. This is the second in a series of knowledge briefs to be published by the Transformations to Sustainability programme. The knowledge briefs synthesize findings from recent […]
The March 2019 edition of the Transformations to Sustainability newsletter is now available for download. The quarterly newsletter brings together the latest news and publications from the Transformative Knowledge Networks. Download it here. As the networks move into the final stages of their research projects, the newsletter highlights the ways in which their findings and […]
A new series of peer-reviewed papers is synthesizing the state of knowledge on social transformations to sustainability in order to inform research and practice responding to the massive challenges of global environmental change. The papers will appear regularly in the journal COSUST (Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability) and will also be collected in a virtual special […]