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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)

Recommended reading

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...

World Wildlife Day

How the ecosystem of the Mongolian steppe can be preserved 

The steppes of Mongolia are unique. They are among the last grassland ecosystems in the world where wild animals can actually move freely. But social and economic changes are threatening this...

Rechneigrabenweiher in Frankfurt am Main (© Branko Srot / Adobe Stock)

Climate Adaptation

Urban green in times of climate change – students develop communication concepts for municipalities

ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research has worked together with the Hessian Centre for Climate Change (FZK) and students of the HPI School of Design Thinking (D-School) during a three-month...

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...