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ISC launches ‘State of Knowledge on Social Transformations to Sustainability’ series

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 […]

T2S researchers part of newly funded ‘One Ocean Hub’

From plastic pollution to rising sea levels and acidification to over-fishing, the threats facing our oceans and coastal communities are well-known. Now a major global research programme linking social and natural sciences together via innovative methods and approaches that will influence ocean health and governance for sustainability has been announced. The One Ocean Hub is […]

Launch of 12 new Transformations to Sustainability projects highlights the social justice and equity dimensions of sustainability

Twelve new international, interdisciplinary research projects on transformations to sustainability, jointly funded by the Belmont Forum, NORFACE and the International Science Council, were formally presented in a session at the World Social Science Forum in Fukuoka, Japan, on 26 September 2018. In a keynote address to the projects, Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute […]

T-Labs: A Practical Guide from the PATHWAYS network

The PATHWAYS network has published a new guide to T-Labs (Transformation Labs), which draws on lessons from its work worldwide as part of the Transformations to Sustainability programme. Since 2016, the Pathways Network has convened T-Labs to respond to social-ecological problems in six countries (Argentina, Mexico, Kenya, China, the UK and India). T-Labs: A Practical […]

Tiny books for T-Learning

The T-Learning projects met for their third research school and project meeting this June in Colombia, following on from the Living Aulas Early Career Research School. Time was spent on reflecting on the qualities and processes of T-learning, discussing metaphors that help to transgress the taken-for-granted, and forms of sharing the t-learning research. One of the […]

Lessons on T-learning using an app

In South Africa, one third of all food produced for consumption is wasted, whilst 26% of all households experience hunger. The Food for Us project aims to develop a mobile phone application to link farmers and consumers to reduce food surplus on farms. The application has being trialled by 40 voluntary participants in the Western […]

Graduation for environmental activist T-learners

Some of the principles for T-learning facilitation have been co-developed with the Environmental Monitoring Group and AWARD in a ‘Changing Practice’ course for environmental activists in South Africa, which has now drawn to a close after 18 months of intense focus and learning. Seventeen community-based environmental justice activists from civil society organizations throughout the Olifants […]

Input sought on future work programme of IPBES

The Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have opened a call for requests, inputs and suggestions on short-term priorities and longer term strategic needs for its future work programme. IPBES members, United Nations bodies related to biodiversity and ecosystem services and relevant stakeholders such […]

DayOne podcast: Understanding and guiding the way water flows in Cape Town

In the face of a complex water crisis in Cape Town, two early-career researchers involved in the T-LEARNING programme have launched DayOne – a podcast created by and for Cape Town to share understanding on how water flows in the city. The DayOne podcast aims to present the latest facts about the crisis, to start […]