Our Work

Mobilising knowledge for sustainability and advancing global efforts to achieve the SDGs

Windmill farm in California

UNU-IAS policy-oriented research and capacity development drives progress by integrating expertise across the following areas. 

Governance for Sustainable Development

Mobilizing knowledge, expertise and partnerships to strengthen governance and policymaking processes for sustainable development. 

Biodiversity & Society

Advancing human–environment solutions to accelerate transformational change toward living in harmony with nature. 

Water & Resource Management

Developing sustainable, decentralised approaches to overcome the water crisis, enhancing resilience and helping build decarbonized, circular economies. 

Innovation & Education

Accelerating knowledge generation and lifelong learning for a sustainability transformation, through research, capacity development and partnerships.