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Sustainability research in the social media

The ISOE on Instagram

Today, more than one billion people worldwide are using the Instagram online service, with around 15 million in Germany alone. As a mixture of microblog and audio-visual platform, the channel appeals...

Modern cityscape and various transportation network (©chombosan/Thinkstock)

Environmentally friendly mobility

Research results from Switzerland on sustainable mobility behaviour

Switzerland is regarded as exemplary in terms of “multi-optional traffic behaviour” and that means that many people already rely on an environmentally friendly transport mix. The flexible combination...

Ziegen- und Rinderherde, Namibia (Foto: Stefan Liehr, ISOE)

Tipping points in ecosystems

Measures to preserve the savannas in Southern Africa

The savannas in Namibia are among the driest regions on earth. As grazing land they are of great importance for livestock and game. However, changing climatic conditions and increasing intensity of...

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Major ‘Fridays for Future’ demonstration on 20 September 2019

ISOE supports the ‘Global Week of Climate Action’ 

For months now, young people have been striking for proper climate protection and a future without a climate in crisis under the motto #FridaysForFuture. On Friday, 20 September, when the Federal...

Abstrakte Netzwerk Verbindung Hintergrund (©iStock by Getty Images: naddi)

TransImpact: Project results

When multifaceted knowledge is required: Quality standards for transdisciplinary research

To solve complex social problems, the knowledge of many different scientific disciplines is required. Moreover, if scientific knowledge is to produce effective results for practice, research must also...

Plastic rubbish garbage pollution in ocean (©Richard Carey/Fotolia)

Expansion of waste and recycling management

ISOE founding member of the Waste Alliance PREVENT 

On 9 May, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller founded the international waste alliance PREVENT together with over 30 organizations from business, politics, civil...

Long Beach Phu Quoc (Foto: Heide Kerber)

Plastic waste in the world’s oceans

Paradise lost? – PlastX Case Study on Hotspot Region Vietnam

More and more waste is being discharged into the world’s oceans. They not only originate from shipping and fishing, but also find their way via rivers into the seas and oceans or are carried directly...