The sustainability sciences are a comparatively young field of research focusing on complex problems in the development and mutual influence of humans, nature and technology. This requires both the linking of diverse disciplinary approaches and the direct involvement of societal actors in the research process. Furthermore, ethical norms of justice as well as different perspectives on space and time play a central role (Clark and Harley, 2020).
Despite substantial progress in recent decades, research for sustainable development continues to require diverse theoretical and methodological developments, as well as ongoing orientation at dynamically changing problem situations. New inter- and transdisciplinary approaches are needed to ensure the targeted joint development of knowledge and its effective practical application.
The Leibniz Research Network "Knowledge for Sustainable Development" supports researchers in answering the associated questions. The network bundles and connects research competencies within the Leibniz Association and beyond, thus contributing to the effectiveness and visibility of research for sustainable development. The network organises a number of events in cooperation with other Leibniz institutions and external partners from science and practice.