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LUCSUS has an extensive and active network with over 60 global research collaborations. Our scholarly networks and collaborations span from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, USA and South America. LUCSUS also works closely with partners and stakeholders outside academia - ranging from small-scale farmers, social movements and high schools to non-governmental organisations, municipalities and policy makers.

map of collaborations across the globe. Illustration

Partners & networks

Earth System Governance Project

Earth System Governance — a global research alliance, is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change. The Earth System Governance research alliance takes up the challenge of exploring political solutions and novel, more effective governance mechanisms to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of the planet. The ESG International Project Office was hosted by LUCSUS between 2008-2018

Right Livelihood 

Established in 1980, Right Livelihood honours and supports courageous people solving global problems. Housed under the umbrella of a foundation, Right Livelihood is a courage-powered community for social change committed to peace, justice and sustainability for all.

The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global capacity-building initiative in partnership with universities. By linking academics and civil society organisations with Right Livelihood Laureates, the College spreads awareness about and further expands the pioneering work of change-makers. The College operates as a global network of campuses and centres hosted by universities. In 2009, LUCSUS became the RLC’s first European partner campus.


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Several LUCSUS researchers have over the years been involved in writing various chapters for the IPCC reports linked to our research on sustainable development, land use issues and climate change.


The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body with the objective to strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development. LUCSUS researchers have been involved in the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity since 2017.