This book presents an overview of the diversity and richness of ongoing and recent sustainable development research at ICIS (international Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development, Maastricht University) in 35 short chapters, and it introduces the research agenda for the coming years. The book is intended for a broad audience of fellow researchers, collaborators from outside academia, students, and in fact everyone who is interested in learning more about the topics and types of research conducted at ICIS.
ICIS is Maastricht University’s scientific institute for sustainable development. ICIS vision is that research, education and joint learning provides a knowledge base for policymaking and innovation in pursuit of sustainability. An important feature of ICIS research is its contribution to sustainability assessment. ICIS contributes to the scientific debate about sustainable development, but also tries to achieve a constructive social impact towards sustainability in practice.