Environment Support Group

Pivot and Leap: The urgent need to integrate research, policy and practice for transformations to sustainability

Date : 17 November 2022
Time : 13:00 – 14:30 UTC

This is a moderated panel discussion organized by the Transformations to Sustainability Programme of the Belmont Forum, NORFACE and International Science Council.

In the final days of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where crucial decisions need to be made to help humanity pivot away from destructive trajectories and leap towards effective, equitable solutions that help minimize the worst effects of climate change, calls for societal transformations are louder than ever.

This panel discussion distills key insights gained over nearly a decade of research on societal transformations towards sustainability to address the all-important ‘how’ question: how to bring the key lessons from research into policy and practice to foster transformative action at all levels of society and around the world.


  • Adrian Ely, University of Sussex
  • Eleanor Fisher, Nordic Africa Institute
  • Mariana Walter, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Heide Hackmann, Future Africa, University of Pretoria
  • Leo Saldana, Environment Support Group, India


Susanne Moser, Senior Advisor to the Transformations to Sustainability Programme.

For more details of the meeting held in Paris on Transformations to Sustainability, click here.

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