As part of the CIVICA Research STEADFAST project, Valentina Bosetti (Bocconi University) and Silvia Pianta (EUI), jointly with Elina Brutschin (IIASA), are investigating the role of changing dietary habits in mitigating global warming.Read more
Societies in Transition, Crises of Earth
European societies are confronted by multiple crises. The manifestations of crises such as social inequalities, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, geo-political fragmentation or the continuing loss of nature may vary, but they are connected at the root: unsustainable development patterns.
This focus area brings together expertise from across CIVICA to examine interlocking crises of the Earth through the lens of societal transitions, recognising the need for integrated solutions based on integrated diagnoses.
- Societal dimensions of the Earth system and sustainability
- Global Sustainable Development Goals
- Knowledge and assessment systems regarding the environment and development
- Urban transformations
Meet the thematic group
- Carola Klöck (theme leader)
- Jelena Angelis
- Valentina Bosetti
- Elisa Omodei
- Andrew Geddes
- Christian Flachsland
- Aurelian Muntean
- Paweł Strzelecki
- Riccardo Crescenzi
Carola Klöck is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po’s Centre for International Research (CERI).
Valentina Bosetti is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Bocconi University, teaching environmental and climate change economics.
Elisa Omodei is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Network and Data Science at the Central European University.
Andrew Geddes is Professor of Migration Studies and the Director of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute.
Christian Flachsland is Professor of Sustainability at the Hertie School and Director of the School's Centre for Sustainability.
Aurelian Muntean is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Political Science at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration.
Paweł Strzelecki is a Professor at the College of Economic Analysis at SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
This episode looks at the challenges in the EU to address the climate crisis.Read more
Theme Leader Professor László Pintér from Central European University unpacks CIVICA’s focus area dedicated to sustainable development, environmental assessment, urban transformation, and COVID consequences and recovery measures.Read more
About the CIVICA focus areas
As a European University of social sciences, we strive to find solutions to complex societal challenges. We chose four focus areas that reflect both pressing contemporary issues and our joint expertise. Each focus area brings together multidisciplinary teams from our alliance, and links research, education and innovation for the benefit of society.