Transformations Webinar Series


The Transformations Knowledge-Action Network launched a webinar series in 2016 to explore the body of research that exists on social transformations toward sustainability. This series is ongoing, so check back in regularly for updates.For questions about this webinar series or the Transformations Knowledge-Action Network, contact

Webinar 4: May 2017

On 18 May, Karen O'Brien, Derk Loorbach and Steve Waddell participated in a discussion called "What is 'Transformation' and why is understanding its qualities important?" Follow their conversation to learn about how academics view and study the concept of "transformation."


Webinar 3: March 2017

On 3 March, Frances Westley and Graham Leicester hosted a discussion on "Transformative innovation for a 1.5ºC world." Westley is a world renowned scholar from the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Leicester, Director of the International Futures Forum, is the author of Transformative Innovation: A Guide to Practice and Policy. The video begins several minutes into the webinar. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Webinar 2: October 2016

On 19 October, Albert Norström, Per Olsson and others from Future Earth´s Transformations Knowledge-Action Network hosted a discussions around mobilising research on social-ecological transformations and exploring pathways toward a good Anthropocene. Watch a recording of that event and see the presentations below:

Exploring social-ecological transformations and seeds of a good Anthropocene: Per Olsson

Exploring social-ecological transformations and seeds of a good Anthropocene: Albert Norström

Webinar 1: June 2016

On 22 June 2016, Karen O'Brien, Susanne Moser, Ioan Fazey and others from Future Earth's Transformations Knowledge-Action Network hosted a webinar to discuss mobilising research around the social challenge of a 1.5°C target for climate action. You can watch a recording and view the slide presentations below: