The research area "Governance for the Environment and Society" focuses on transformation processes arising in connection with environmental challenges and associated societal changes, in particular in relation to air quality, climate change, mobility, oceans and the Arctic Region. What policy measures and shifts in behaviour contribute to more sustainable outcomes? How can science support these processes, in particular through co-creative research? Research in this area is performed in cooperation with partners at the local, regional, and international levels from civil society, government, and the private sector. The research groups within this area employ a transdisciplinary and transformative approach in which the research questions are developed in cooperation with partners from science, policy-making, and civil society. The researchers support and cooperate with these partners within the framework of policy development and governance processes, reflect critically on this transdisciplinary practice and, in doing so, contribute to transformative research. Working closely with decision-makers and societal actors, the research group on "Ocean Governance" explores and develops new approaches to improve marine conservation and the sustainable use of the oceans. The "Arctic Governance" research group cooperates with stakeholders to gain a better understanding of and shape the societal, legal, and economic changes affecting the Arctic Region. In the group "Climate Change and Air Pollution", researchers study the links and interactions between climate protection, air quality, and mobility in urban spaces. The "Network for Investigating Clean Air Solutions - Himalaya" aims to develop effective measures to improve air quality in Nepal. The research group "The Transport Transition as a Socio‐Ecological Real‐World Experiment" uses an integrated approach to investigate the factors that facilitate social-ecological mobility transitions in metropolitan areas.