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Knowledge for a Sustainable Future

Advancing global sustainability through research and education

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Featured Research


Bridging Science and Policy for Integrated Action on Climate and Biodiversity

Recommendations for transformative, science-based governance to address biodiversity loss and climate change.

25 Jan 2024

Working Paper

Nature as Culture

Conceptualizing What It Implies and Potential Ways to Capture the Paradigm in Scenario Building Exercises

19 Dec 2023

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UNU-IAS Doctoral Programme

Study at a unique global university within the UN system, and gain the knowledge and skills to solve sustainability challenges.
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Upcoming Events


Climate Change and Biodiversity: The Future of Food and the Environment

ONLINE: This symposium will discuss sustainable food systems and their role in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.



SDG–UP Public Symposium

TOKYO & ONLINE: This event will highlight sustainability initiatives at the SDG–Universities Platform member universities and their role in achieving the SDGs.



Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss and Pollution — Promoting Synergy Approaches to Address the Three Environmental Crises

TOKYO & ONLINE: UNU-IAS will co-organize the 15th SDGs Stakeholders Meeting and the 4th SDGs Promotion Roundtable.


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UNU SDG–Universities Platform

Promoting collaboration between UNU and Japanese universities to advance the SDGs.
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