About us

“[Sustainability] must be constructed through an essentially social process whereby scientific and other ‘expert’ information is combined with the values, preferences, and beliefs of affected communities, to give rise to an emergent ‘co- produced’ understanding of possibilities and preferred outcomes.” (John Robinson, 2004)

The Knowledge, Learning, And Societal Change Alliance (KLASICA) is a new effort using the wide range of intellectual lenses of the natural and social sciences, arts, and humanities to understand conditions that enable or obstruct collective behaviour change and societal transformation to just and equitable sustainable futures and to use the evolving understanding to foster that change.
KLASICA is the global, impact-driven research and policy network for collective behaviour change for sustainable futures. It is hosted by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany.