Strategic Thematic Area 2014–2023


— Sustainable societal development

Illustration photo of hands holding a plant.

Main research topics

Goals and institutional framework – Conditions for sustainable politics and practices.

Sustainable urban development – Sustainable buildings, urban design and transport solutions in cites.

Biodiversity and ecosystem services – Understanding relationships between human activities and sustainable use of natural resources.

Environmental and sustainability analysis – Analytical tools that quantifies the environmental impacts at the community level, product level and business level.

Cross-cutting initiatives

ICT as an enabling technology

Ethical perspectives

Sustainable design and business models

Land use