With the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2015), the global community agreed an agenda for overcoming the world's most urgent challenges. Science plays a key role in implementation: it provides a knowledge base for understanding complex processes and, together with actors from politics, business and society, develops new knowledge as well as technological, social and ecological innovations.

In order to be able to fulfill its role, science must further develop its research and transfer formats. Researchers are called upon not only to work together across disciplines, but also to overcome the boundary between science and practice in order to jointly create and integrate the knowledge required for transformative, sustainable development.

The Leibniz research network “Knowledge for Sustainable Development” supports researchers in answering the related theoretical and methodological questions. It pools and networks relevant research competencies in the Leibniz Association and makes a contribution to the effectiveness and visibility of research for sustainable development. For this purpose, the network, in cooperation with other Leibniz institutions and external partners from science and practice, organizes Synthesis Workshops, International Conferences and Summer Schools, as well as Future Dialogues with influential personalities from politics, business and society.

Spokesperson
Prof. Rainer Danielzyk
ARL – Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association, Hannover
T +49 511 34842 37
danielzyk@ARL-net.de
Spokesperson
Prof. Marc Wolfram
Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden

T +49 351 4679 211
m.wolfram@ioer.de
Coordinator
Lena Greinke
ARL – Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association, Hannover
T +49 511 34842 34
greinke@arl-net.de
Coordinator
Dr Markus Egermann
Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden
T +49 351 46 79 272
m.egermann@ioer.de