Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute (GCSRI)
The institute was established as an enabling research platform of global significance and local impact, fostering informed action for adaptation and innovation in the rapidly changing southern African region.
The Institute is multidisciplinary and some of the research agendas include:
Global Change adaptation and mitigation
Biodiversity, human health and nutritional status of rural communities
Sustainable urban living through improved water, waste and energy management
Pollution, extraction and ecosystem health
Action research on environmental policies
Improve innovation policy-making effectiveness and support cross field collaboration between environmental, science and technological agencies
The GCSRI will implement this vision by...
developing new knowledge pathways that recognise that historical knowledge may not be an adequate basis for future predictions;
identifying a robust agenda of high relevance to decision and policy makers;
developing an agenda that is driven by and responds to sustainable local development needs;
tightly linking the outputs of research to the intended end users; and
planning research processes founded on partnerships rather than the activities of a discrete unit.
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1000
1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Johannesburg, South Africa