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 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)?
What are the major factors shaping, preventing or enhancing human rights-based approaches in the world heritage system?
What forms do intersectional human rights violations and multiple discrimination take and how could the United Nations’ human rights protection mechanisms better address these issues?
To what extent does the concept of gridlock apply to the global health governance and account for its deficiencies? What is the potential for reform?
How is land management in mountains being affected by migration, climate changes and hazard events in Cochabamba region (Bolivia) and Dhankuta District (Nepal)?
How effective is the metabarcoding approach as a tool for measuring the status of marine biodiversity?
How is the plurality of urban cultural heritage perceived and how is it taken into account in the urban development in Beijing, Mexico and Rome?
What is the contribution of skilled migrants to the innovation capacity of the host country?
What are the motivations and expectations of highly-qualified young people from developing countries for leaving their country and what are the alternatives?
What role can product development partnerships play in order to improve access to medicines for neglected diseases?
How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?
What are the effects of different types of trade policy measures on global food price volatility and what local, alternative measures can be adopted to foster food security in volatile global markets?
What are the barriers and opportunities for compost-based urban farming and gardening in Dschang, Cameroon and Lausanne, Switzerland?
What does impunity mean to local communities in areas of protracted conflict and how do local and regional forms of informal justice contribute to re-establishing law and order?
What can the EU’s Hotspot approach to migration tell us about the impact of infrastructure on migration management?
How do developing countries set priorities and define realistically achievable goals within the millennium development goals?
What are the factors that lead states and transnational actors to choose between formal intergovernmental organisations, informal intergovernmental organisations and transnational governance networks to structure their interactions and govern global problems?
What is the role of large-scale extractive investments in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and their contradictory dynamics?
What are the specific needs of users, especially women, with regard to water, sanitation and hygiene service provisions in public health facilities in India and Uganda?
How widespread is the increased susceptibility of insecticide-resistant Anopheles mosquitoes to Plasmodium infection and what are the risks associated with this phenomenon in relationship to the use of bed nets and insecticides? What policies should be adopted to reduce the risk of a major crisis in malaria control?
What are the key parameters of the asylum process that affect the subsequent integration of refugees?
Which types of intertemporal cost distributions are likely to find majority support in industrialised emitter countries?
What are the roles played by migrant organisations in the context of transnational Senegalese migration, integration and development?
How can developing countries compensate for their limited power resources by deploying successful strategies in the context of climate change compensation negotiations?
How can raising awareness, better prevention and treatment help individuals suffering from Noma, the “neglected disease”?
What are the mechanisms of differential inclusion and segregation of migrant workers in the agro-industrial labour markets?
What are the best political and institutional responses in case of fiscal crisis?