BRIDGES: a UNESCO coalition centered around sustainability science
Since first exploratory discussions in 2017, the BRIDGES initiatives took up work in 2021.
BRIDGES works to promote meaningful action for transformative change based on UNESCO’s Guidelines for Sustainability Science in Research and Education. The Coalition draws upon these guidelines, as well as the guiding BRIDGES Principles and strategic priorities, as formulated during a two-year visioning and establishment process (2019-2021) led by the Founding Partners: UNESCO, the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) and Humanities for the Environment’s (HfE’s) Circumpolar Observatory. These key documents can be found here under the header BRIDGES Foundational Documents. The hallmarks of the BRIDGES approach include the following priorities:
- Humanities-centered transdisciplinary research
- Sites: territories, communities and processes
- Communication and Advocacy
- Governance and Principles
BRIDGES aims to connect diverse stakeholders to enable transformative action for sustainable change at local, regional and national levels. The coalition will focus on knowledge building and transdisciplinary capacity building for sustainability.
More information here : https://bridges.earth/