Crises like climate change and loss of biodiversity threaten our planet. That’s why sustainability is an important topic in research and education across Leiden University. On this website you read how scientists from many disciplines work together in researching sustainable development.
Multidisciplinary research topic
Social and ecological systems are heavily intertwined. Crises such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity do not only threaten nature, but also human wellbeing and societal development. The Liveable Planet programme unites alpha, bèta and gamma researchers from across Leiden University to address these sustainability issues together and to integrate them into our educational programmes.
Local communities involved
We work closely together with local communities in both rural and urban areas to tackle these issues in a unique way. It is at this level that people most experience the impact of human activities and environmental policy on their surroundings and personal lives. This connection has many advantages. It's communities that profit from and exploit natural resources. Also, they experience the impact of human activities and environmental policy every day.
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