In October 2015 the UNU-IAS Board adopted a new strategic plan for the institute. The UNU-IAS Strategic Plan, 2016-2017 provides guidance for the further development of the institute’s research, policy development and capacity building activities to advance global efforts towards a more sustainable future.
The strategic plan emphasizes sustainability science, which will continue to serve as the overarching framework for our work. It also focuses on combining academic excellence and policy-relevant research. The approach of UNU-IAS will be to generate interdisciplinary knowledge to address topics that are high on the international agenda, producing science-based inputs to inform policymaking.