Evaluation of the BMBF supporting programs "Research for Sustainability" (2005-2009) and "Research for sustainable Developments" (2010-2014)#
For the first time the two supporting programs "Research for Sustainability” (FONA1 2005-2009) and "Research for sustainable Developments" (FONA2 2010-2014) created a policy framework for sustainable research in Germany.
Today sustainability research is a widely used concept. However, neither sustainability itself nor sustainability research are clearly defined. A wide range and variety of topics, disciplines and research approaches are found under the title Sustainability Research. However, they are all united by the idea of contributing improving our living conditions and developing today's society and that of future generations. In addition to 'understanding' sustainability research has to therefore also 'evaluate' and 'create'.