Host Institution: University of Bern

To which degree and under which conditions do countries translate their international commitments regarding CC mitigation into their domestic policies (i.e. policy objectives and instruments)?
What are the design, evolution, and effects of the international investment agreements currently in practice?
What are the impacts of LSLA on the local food system and how do they affect the decision-making processes of both men and women regarding household food security ?
What is the role of large-scale extractive investments in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and their contradictory dynamics?
How does rural-to-urban migration generated by climate change affect urbanization? What are the economic and political settings that contribute to or impede the emergence of political violence and conflicts?
What are the effects of Social Impact Bonds on the social service programs they finance?
What are the generalised, large scale factors of the environment-migration relationship and to what extent is it conditional on various individual, socio-economic, and political factors?
How can new institutional arrangements help reconcile livelihood-relevant factors of local populations with the UN program for Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)?
How do developing countries set priorities and define realistically achievable goals within the millennium development goals?