Global Consortium

The Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium unites five continents with one vision: to tackle the most pressing sustainability challenges facing the world now and in decades to come. The Consortium is made up of six ‘hubs’ based in leading academic institutes in Africa, South Asia, China, Europe, Latin and North America, which work together on transdisciplinary research, policy engagement, teaching, impact and communications.

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Hub sites

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Artwork: Becky Ayre

The Consortium’s flagship project carried out comparative research and explored social transformations to respond to socio-ecological problems in six countries.

Operating from 2015-2019 in Argentina, Mexico, Kenya, China, the UK and India, the project conducted ‘Transformation Labs’ (referred to as T-Labs) to explore people’s visions, values and ideas, and produce practical social or technical innovations involving local people. The project’s findings were published as an Open Access book in 2021.

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Read the book