Steering Committee for Transformations to Sustainability

The ISSC is pleased to announce the appointment of members of the Steering Committee for the newly launched Transformations to Sustainability programme.

The Steering Committee will provide scientific guidance, quality and support the development of all aspects of the programme. The Steering Committee takes responsibility for final decisions on the selection of proposals within the framework of the programme — and will advise on strategy development and resource mobilisation.

The ISSC’s Transformations to Sustainability programme seeks to change the way science is done globally, with a focus on co-design and co-production of knowledge from innovative knowledge networks, geared toward public engagement and communication of the knowledge produced to impact those peoples and communities that need it the most.

Launched in March 2014, the programme is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for an initial period of four years (2014 — 2017). It will provide funding for up to 30 proposals in its first year, and for a minimum of three “Transformative Knowledge Networks” over the subsequent three years.

The Transformations to Sustainability programme is a major contribution towards Future Earth, the new 10-year research programme on global sustainability, and will provide knowledge and innovation to accelerate transformations towards a more sustainable globe.