International Science Council
The NORFACE and Belmont Forum Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) research programme supported and advanced international, transdisciplinary research on the social dimensions of sustainability challenges and solutions. It funded 12 research projects that studied the challenges of transformations to sustainability in widely different contexts around the globe with a combined budget of €11.5 million.
As the 12 projects concluded, the Cultivate editorial team prepared compelling impact stories that use a narrative style to communicate the major societal outcomes of the projects for non-expert audiences.
Our team coordinated and conducted interviews with over 35 stakeholders from around the world to identify examples of transformations or changes from each project, featuring their diverse voices and perspectives in the stories. Careful attention was given to ensure to geographical, regional and gender balance among the voices represented.
These interviews, combined with desk research using project publications, formed the basis of the 12 impact stories. The goal of the stories is to show the value of social science and transdisciplinary research approaches in understanding and promoting transformative pathways to sustainability.
- Agents of change: Spotlight on place-based sustainability initiatives in the Amazon
- Your move: can migration spur positive change for people and ecosystems?
- Convivial conservation: making space for apex predators
- “You can’t just plunk in renewables and call it a sustainable solution” – The role of governance in sociotechnical transformations
- Netting new and old insights for a resilient future: Elevating place-based knowledge for climate adaptation
- Ideas worth spreading: How intellectual property can facilitate sustainability transitions
- TRUEPATH: Achieving a triple bottom line in agricultural frontiers
- Gold Matters: Co-labouring to visualize transformation in mining worlds
- Uncloaking the invisibility of groundwater
- Choose the course, or go with the flow? Reimagining hydrological futures in peri-urban India
- Waterproofing Data: Pollinators in data gardens
- Beyond ‘rights on paper’: challenges of localizing land registration in conflict-affected regions
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