Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science at IIHS examines social, economic and bio-physical mechanisms and dimensions of coupled ecological and human systems to inform the wellbeing of both the society and ecosystem health in response to various global change drivers, including climate change. IIHS’ work on sustainability seeks to inform policy and practice at all scales from local to global, across diverse social-ecological systems and human settlements from semi-wild to mega cities.


Notably, IIHS has contributed to the development of SDG11 on Sustainable Cities and Aromar Revi is the Co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).


  1. Momblanch, A., Kelkar, N., Braulik, G., Krishnaswamy, J. and Holman, I.P., 2021. Exploring trade-offs between SDGs for Indus River Dolphin conservation and human water security in the regulated Beas River, India. Sustainability Science, pp.1-19. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11625-021-01026-6
  2. Developing and testing the Urban Sustainable Development Goal’s targets and indicators – a five-city study https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956247815619865
  3. Revi 2021 Harnessing Urbanization to Accelerate SDG Implementation in a Post-COVID-19 World: https://www.un.org/en/un-chronicle/harnessing-urbanization-accelerate-sdg-implementation-post-covid-19-world
  4. Sustainable Cities Initiative City Report: Bangalore, India https://iihs.co.in/knowledge-gateway/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/sustainable-citis-initiative-city-report-bangalore.pdf
  5. Sami et al. Climate Change Policy in India and Goal 13 https://iihs.co.in/knowledge-gateway/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Climate-Change-Policy-in-India-and-Goal-13.pdf
  6. Sustainable Cities MOOC: https://sdgacademy.org/course/sustainable-cities/