Vision & Mission

Our vision is a just and peaceful world in which the Earth System, as well as social and economic systems, are understood and governed in a way that enables sustainable development for all. We envision the IASS as a forerunner of a new form of research which empowers societies to face the challenges of the Anthropocene.

Our mission is to develop transformative knowledge which is needed to pave the way towards sustainable societies. Our research is transdisciplinary, conducted together with scientific, political and societal partners, in order to develop solutions for urgent sustainability challenges and to support national and international decision-making processes.