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Integrated Sustainability Assessment in a Transdisciplinary Perspective

Vanni, Francesco; Schwarz, Gerald; Miller, David; Helin, Janne; Prazan, Jaroslav

This report is Deliverable D6.2 in Work package 6 “Integrated sustainability assessment, end-user tools and recommendations” of the H2020 project UNISECO. This report integrates the results of the case studies on agro-ecological transitions with the territorial level assessments and explores the potential contributions of the strategies for agro-ecological transitions to the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). The review of the potential contributions to the SDGs pays particular attention to the role of the transdisciplinary research approach in UNISECO, and the strengths and weaknesses of the co-construction of strategies for agro-ecological transitions in strengthening the sustainability of farming systems in Europe.

The review builds on the main results of the UNISECO project, including: i) co-constructed strategies for agro-ecological transitions in the case studies (Schwarz et al., 2021, D3.4; Galioto et al., 2021, D5.4); ii) assessments of the implementation of agro-ecological practices at farm level (Landert et al., 2019, D3.1; Albanito et al., 2021, D3.5); iii) territorial level assessments of large-scale implementations of agro-ecological practices in the context of different food scenarios (Mayer et al., 2021, D4.3; Röös et al., 2021, D4.2); iv evaluation of the transdisciplinary approach and the engagement of actors in Multi-Actor Platforms (Smyrniotopoulou and Vlahos, 2021; D7.3).

UNISECO is a European research project aiming to develop innovative approaches to enhance the understanding of socio-economic and policy drivers and barriers for further development and implementation of agro-ecological practices in EU farming systems. Learn more about the project: https://uniseco-project.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773901.

This publication reflects only the authors' view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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