Scaling Sustainability in Regional and Global Contexts - the Role of Higher Education
Funding: Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung
Amount of funding: € 17.000
Duration: 10/2013 - 04/2014
Lead partner: RCE Graz-Styria
Staff: Lead: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich M. Zimmermann; Staff and contact person: Mag. Marlene Mader
The research project 'Scaling Sustainability' aims to identify the demand, challenges and potentials of scaling local and regional sustainability initiatives at the science-society interface. This will be done on the basis of a research workshop, which will be held in the framework of the Global RCE Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, end of November 2013, as well as through follow-up interviews. The insights shall provide the basis for further research on framework conditions that can support the up-scaling of science-society co-operations, hence expanding the impact towards sustainable development and taking regional and cultural contexts into consideration.