Our research themes

Dynamic Planet

How is the planet changing due to human activity and natural phenomena? What are the environmental and societal trends, drivers and processes affecting change and how do they interact? What are the global thresholds and risks surrounding these trends?


Global Development

How can we address humanity’s most pressing needs including fair and sustainable stewardship of food, water, biodiversity, energy and other materials that make life viable and valued?


Transformations towards sustainability

What are the options and opportunities for change towards sustainability? How do they relate to human values, emerging technologies and economic development pathways? How should the global environment be governed and managed sustainably?