Regulation and Sustainability Science
Research on theory and instruments for the “regulation for sustainability”, to be based on a transdisciplinary and holistic approach. This includes a revision and evaluation of the existing command and control as well as market based instruments.
Read the concept paper “Regulation for Sustainability” by M. Montini and F. Volpe.

Regulation, land planning and local development
Global sustainability goals should be combined with land planning and local development initiatives. Tools and best practices for sustainability are assessed from a top-down as well as a bottom-up perspective, as contributions to the paradigm of local sustainability

Sustainability within the Climate Change legal regime
Research on the functioning and relevance of sustainability within the Climate Change regime. Analysis of sustainable development criteria elaborated for the evaluation of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects

National Sustainable Development Strategies
Research on National Sustainable Development Strategies of Annex I and Non Annex I Parties to the UNFCCC, within the International and the EU legal and economic context