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Seedbeds of transformation – science with society for SDGs in Africa

Members of the Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) community are well represented at the ‘Seedbeds of Transformation’ conference, which begins on 9 May in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ‘Seedbeds of Transformation: the Role of Science with Society and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa’ aims to provide a collaborative space from which to interrogate transformations in […]

Twelve transnational projects receive 11.5 million euros for research on transformations to sustainability

Twelve transnational research projects starting in 2018 have been awarded 11.5 million euros from the Belmont Forum and NORFACE joint programme Transformations to Sustainability (T2S). The programme builds on and expands the Transformations to Sustainability programme launched by the ISSC in 2014. The twelve teams will undertake research in areas ranging from groundwater, mining, urban […]

Online forum on Just Transition(s) to a low-carbon world launched

The ‘Just Transition’ – the idea that justice and equity must form an integral part of the transition towards a low-carbon world – is the focus of a new digital publication launched recently by the Just Transition Research Collaborative (JTRC) and the International Social Science Council. Its authors include members of the Transformations to Sustainability Transformative […]

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 in practice – September 2017 newsletter

The September 2017 newsletter focuses on transformations in practice, the theme of the Transformations 2017 conference held at the end of August. It features conference reflections from several of the researchers involved in the T2S programme alongside updates on publications, events and reading recommendations. Download the September 2017 newsletter. Access back issues of the newsletter […]

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 […]