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Objectives 2015


Present circumstances, 2014-15

Both members of the STH Research Group who have been present since day one, and those who are currently part of the group, continue to feel very comfortable with its principles and legacy, as well as the general ideas and objectives that it has generated. In this context, its current research objectives - which are continual but also updated - are specified in subsection A5.2.

Other members include non-UPC staff, who are working very actively, all contributing to the interdisciplinary nature of the group. From January 1, 2015, we are a Singular Research Group of the UPC. Our Research Objectives can be found in the following subsection:

 

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES OF THE STH:
a)
Sustainable human development
b)
Technology and technological policies for sustainable human development; sustainable production and consumption; energy policy and climate change; green economy
c)
Sustainable management of natural resources and waste and the environment in general; sustainability of urban environment
d)
To deepen, contextualise, measure, model and realise future scenarios in the context of the sustainability paradigm
e)
Social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability, all contributing to develop processes, directions and cross-disciplinary work goals alongside academics of sustainability, technology and human sciences
f)
The imbalances and inequalities of globalization, as well as their composition, evolution and democratic governance towards sustainable human development
g)
Better education in sustainability
h)
Human rights and sustainability, cooperation and sustainability; territorial development and sustainability
i)
Politics, decision making and democratic governance of/towards sustainability, in the context of international agendas followed by international organisations
j)
To influence the governance of climate change and the agendas of the UNFCCC
k)
The social impacts of science and technology
m) Promoting peace through education, science, culture and communication (UNESCO)