Adrian E. Beling

Canada Research Chair in Transition to Sustainability

Tier 2 - 2021-05-01
The King’s University
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research summary

Worldwide, people who study and practice sustainability governance (strategies for implementing sustainability) are beginning to recognize that in order to transform the world’s unsustainable socio-ecological systems—that is, the influence our environments have on our social structures—we need a better understanding of the intersecting cultural, political and socio-economic drivers of societal change.

As Canada Research Chair in Transition to Sustainability, Dr. Adrian E. Beling is exploring both the conditions for a successful sustainability transition (in other words, transition governance) and how governance itself may be transformed by sustainability imperatives (a governance in transition). He and his research team are looking at two ground-breaking experiments of how religion can be an agent of sustainability transition by providing a platform for articulation and mobilization, service provision, policy advocacy, cultural-practical innovation and individual orientation and by linking the local and the global under a common banner of integral ecology.