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Institute for Sustainable Futures

The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) is a university research institute that creates change towards sustainable futures by conducting independent project based research for Australian and international clients.

There are several ways we can work together with you to create change towards sustainable futures.

We draw on a range of methods and tools from different disciplines, creating practical solutions to real world problems. Our research spans ten broad research areas and we have been involved in several large groundbreaking research projects.

The Institute supports PhD and Masters postgraduate study by research that addresses complex societal problems and the challenges of creating change towards a sustainable future.

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Major projects

We have led many groundbreaking and high-profile research projects in collaboration with governments, businesses and communities seeking to create change towards sustainable futures.
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World Resources Forum

Join us in Sydney for the inaugural World Resources Forum Asia-Pacific on 1-2 June 2015 and be part of conquering the waste challenge through productivity and innovation.
Recent climate projections for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) suggest heat waves, heightened bushfire danger and changes to the water cycle will increasingly drive social, environmental and technological changes for the region. Research examining pathways to minimise vulnerability and navigate to a safer future for the ACT is published in a new report by Brent Jacobs, Louise Boronyak-Vasco and Nicholas Mikhailovich, researchers at the Institute for Sustainable Futures’ Adaptive Communities Node.
Professor Stuart White and Dr Dana Cordell invite you to the Australian launch of the new book Meat the Future: How Cutting Meat Consumption Can Feed Billions More at UTS on Tuesday 3 March. They’ve written one of the book’s chapters – exploring the disproportionate burden an increasingly global meat-heavy diet is placing on phosphorus, with implications for food security.
Given everything we know about the threat of climate change, why do many still ignore it? In his landmark book Don't Even Think About It, renowned UK author and communicator George Marshall draws on psychological and social research to explain why. The Institute for Sustainable Futures is very pleased to host George Marshall’s two public appearances in Sydney on 24th February. George will deliver a Masterclass on communicating climate change in the afternoon and will speak at a public forum in the evening.
Child Health Now is World Vision’s globally coordinated campaign to reduce the number of preventable deaths of children and their mothers by calling for change at local, national and global level, aligned with MDGs and other global policy commitments. The Institute for Sustainable Futures is working in Partnership with World Vision International to evaluate Child Health Now in its first five years.

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