In our “Spotlight”, you can read articles and updates on
- CDE research
- project implementation
- science/policy issues in the area of sustainable development and the environment
“Sustainable development needs local knowledge and global learning”
There is lots of scientific evidence on what is going wrong in the world. But there is not enough research on how to fix it. Christoph Oberlack describes new ways in which sustainability research can transform policy and practice.
Making land deals more sustainable: The example of Laos
The strategy for development of Laos has included making money from land. But what is the quality of these investments? Mandated by the Lao government, CDE scientists have developed an index that assesses the quality of land deals.
Sustainable events: On the way to zero waste?
More and more organizers of major events are taking measures to reduce waste. Still, many events leave tonnes of waste. Are sustainable events more of an illusion than a vision? A conference took a look at the sustainability of major events.
When the meanings of a place collide
Land is often subject to widely diverging ideas as to its current or future significance. A CDE-led study on a nature reserve in Oregon demonstrates how land use, power, and place claims interact and shape socio-ecological developments.