Research

Inequality

Sustainable Development, Poverty, and Inequality

Climate change and poverty are seen as the two big challenges to humankind this century. The interlinkages between these two problems are underappreciated and understudied. Large parts of the global population still live at desperate poverty...

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Culture, Communities, and Well-being

Climate change is potentially changing our way of life: how we travel, what we eat, and how we interact and perceive the environment and our wellbeing. These perceptions and actions are mediated by the cultural filters of...

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Adaptation

Adaptation, Mitigation, Risks, and Vulnerability

The impacts of climate change are unevenly distributed across various parts of the world. These impacts include changes in precipitation, draughts, weather, sea levels, and ocean acidification.   While climate change ignores...

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Sustainable Consumption and Production

Sustainable consumption and production promotes a better quality of life for all through resource efficiency, effective infrastructure, access to basic services and green jobs and fair pay. In other words, it aims for doing more with less, by...

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Bee

Managing Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services

The capacity of ecosystems to deliver essential services to society is already under stress. We have seen many species go extinct, regime shifts, tipping points and loss of ecosystem services in the recent past. Climate...

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Land Use and Urbanization

Land cover and land-use change is a key interface between human and natural systems. Human activities related to land use influence the natural rate of exchange of greenhouse gases between terrestrial ecosystems and the...

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