Environmental social science research group

We’re a research and development enterprise working on the boundaries of environmental and social sciences with a transdisciplinary approach.

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Agriculture can deliver a variety of environmental public goods and ecosystem services. Often, however, the use of agricultural landscapes prioritizes the provision of private goods which also contributes to environmental degradation. To address this imbalance, targeted policy instruments are required to ensure that public goods are provided at the level desired by society.

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EU-Citizen.Science

Citizen Science is a rapidly diversifying field of innovation with implications and potential benefits for society, policy and various research areas.

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FIT4FOOD2030

Future-proofing the European food systems through Research & Innovation toward #Food2030EU.

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DYNAVERSITY

Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is an arena populated by different and composite players.

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The Post-2020 EU Biodiversity Strategy: Key messages from the research community

In June 2019, researchers, scientists, decision-makers, and practitioners of all disciplines convened in Ghent for the 2019 ALTER-Net & EKLIPSE Conference. The purpose of this conference was to consider the post-2020 European Biodiversity Strategy and the role of research in shaping this strategy and its goals.

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DYNAVERSITY: Second annual meeting

Dynaversity 2nd annual meeting took place on 2-3 December 2019, at the Waldensian Lodge in Florence.

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How to assess the healing power of nature? – Impact evaluation process in a Hungarian school garden

In the spring of 2018, at ESSRG we collected research needs related to green care services (therapeutic approaches which integrate the power of nature). Reviewing the claims, we perceived that the key players of this field had lacked the impact evaluation researches that would have verified the effectiveness of these services and the healing power of nature.

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Agroecology: From tradition to innovation

Join us in our two days symposium to get a feel of where agroecology is going in Hungary.

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Sustainable Food Systems < > Sustainable Diets

The Center for Food Studies at The American University of Rome organised an uplifting event on the changing food consumption practices, policies, research and investments conducive to fostering the desirable transformations of the food system and dietary practices.

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Bean there, done that: why we should eat more beans and legumes in general

The world needs more protein, but animal-based protein intake is by no means sustainable. Legumes are a good alternative to meat and thanks to their biological nitrogen fixation capacities, they also benefit the environment.

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