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Sustainable Development Goals painted on the outside wall of the UN House in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia (Photo: Lukas Drees/ISOE)

Sustainable Development Goals

Models for measuring sustainability do not sufficiently depict societal well-being

Heat waves, floods and storms – recent extreme weather events have highlighted what the IPCC’s current 6th Assessment Report describes scientifically: The Earth system is in turmoil, its planetary...

Photo: Stefan Liehr/ISOE

Research project AQUA-Hub India

Technology and knowledge transfer for sustainable water infrastructures

India’s cities are rapidly growing and need an efficient infrastructure for water supply and wastewater disposal. However, current infrastructure development can hardly keep up with population growth....

Der Farbkanon der Sustainable Development Goals. Foto: Henry St. John – stock.adobe.com

Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany

ISOE now member of the network of leading German knowledge organizations

ISOE has been accepted into the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany (SDSN Germany). Since its foundation in 2014, leading German knowledge organizations and partners from business and...

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Sustainable development

A strategic compass for global sustainability research networks

Solving complex sustainability problems requires the knowledge of many different scientific disciplines. But the experiential and everyday knowledge of societal actors also plays a crucial role. To...

Die nachhaltige Stadt Frankfurt – Lyon (©Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main)

ISOE accompanies youth exchange Frankfurt – Lyon 2021

Mobility and sustainability in a future-orientated metropolis

The Rhine-Main region with the city of Frankfurt is known to be a prospering metropolitan region just like the French city of Lyon and its surrounding area. How can the two populous cities, which have...

Gestaltungsprinzip „Widerstandsfähigkeit stärken“ (© angelika-ullmann.com)

Knowledge communication through images

Principles of shaping for social-ecological transformations vividly illustrated

Social-ecological transformations are necessary for sustainable development. But how can society, science, politics and economy jointly initiate successful transformation processes? Scientists of ISOE...

Dirty used colored plastic bottle pile ready to be recycled (©sebasnoo/shutterstock)

Results of the PlastX research group

Social-ecological research on plastics in the environment

Plastic is an ambivalent material: On the one hand, due to their versatile properties and their wide range of applications plastics have revolutionized many areas of daily life in the past decades. On...

 Plastikmüll am Strand von Phu Quoc (Foto: Samantha Dietmar, Fotografisches Atelier unterwegs)

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The garbage in our seas – symbol of the throwaway society

​​​​​​​Seas and oceans have fascinated mankind since time immemorial – as the largest coherent ecosystem in the world and also as a dream destination for recreational purposes. And even though this...

Voice assistant concept on smartphone (© bestforbest)

Equality Report of the Federal Government

Digitization and gender equality – (also) a question of technology assessment 

In April 2019, Federal Minister Franziska Giffey appointed the Expert Commission for the Third Equality Report. In this report, the Commission deals with the question of which course of action is...

Aerial of aqueduct (© iofoto / stock.adobe.com)

Frankfurt Citizens University

“Water in the Anthropocene” – ISOE and Citizen’s University go virtual

In the Anthropocene – the age of man – the popular image of the natural water cycle no longer applies, as man has long since intervened in this cycle in many places. The consequences are sometimes...