Our research tackles the complex and persistent challenges of environmental unsustainability and injustice. We conduct socioeconomic analysis and collaborate with an international network of partner institutions to develop research which we actively seek to see implemented in environmental policy and practice.
This research group analyzes key labor market challenges for the transformation to sustainability and develops alternative institutional designs.
Macroeconomics & Environment
This group tries to answer the broad question of how to make use of macroeconomics and political economics to forecast sustainable economic trajectories.
Climate Economics and Finance
This research group deals with research and policy questions relevant for climate mitigation and adaptation.
Global Resource Use
This group deals with natural resource accounting and indicators, modelling, and assessments, and focuses on material, water, and land use.
Energy Transition & Socio-Ecological Transformation
The Institute’s Working Papers and recently published articles.
Alternative business paradigms
Climate change, vulnerability, and resilience
Adaptive land-based carbon sequestration
Alternatives for non-energy uses of traditional energy sources