Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC) is a Jesuit research and training institute that promotes environmental sustainability and social justice through the integration of scientific methodologies and social processes and that networks across the Asia Pacific region in moving an agenda of science for sustainability.
ESSC also contributes to building scientific capacity that engenders people’s commitment and integrity to see the changes emerge and develop, and enables a discernment of our life in the world with a deeper human spirit.
To work and contribute towards a sustainability science and a trusting and empowering society for sustainable resource management, ecological services, and human security, and in collaboration and partnership with others, promote environmental integrity and social justice.
To contribute to a critical and holistic understanding of the dynamic relationship between biophysical and social processes in collaboration with partners for the appropriate management of the environment for human development.
ESSC seeks to respond to:
Indigenous tenure of lands
Impact of human security needs
Human migrations and dislocation
Management of human distress
The impact of climate chang