Sustainability Governance

rural transformation

The Sustainability Governance cluster investigates how institutional change at local to global levels affects the ways in which different actors use land-related resources, and how resource governance can be improved with a view to sustainable development. We work to increase intra- and intergenerational social and environmental justice by supporting and promoting deliberative decision-making and collective action. Emphasis is placed on the development of instruments for mapping, diagnosing, and balancing trade-offs between different Sustainable Development Goals related to competing claims on food, land, and water. This includes exploring inter- and transdisciplinary pathways for transforming current policies and institutions on behalf of sustainable development, based on deliberative processes.