Institut de Gestion de l'Environnement et d'Aménagement du Territoire

KLIMOS – Generating Capacity for the Sustainability Transition

KLIMOS aims at generating capacity to enable the necessary transition to a sustainable society. KLIMOS will contribute to this aim through a process of mutual learning with the Belgian Development Cooperation and its partners in the South. Research activities will focus on (1) management of natural resources for multiple ecosystem services, (2) development of sustainable energy systems and urban infrastructures, (3) innovations in governance and institutional reform, and (4) sustainability monitoring & evaluation. Research outcomes will feed into the KLIMOS Sustainability Toolkit for project design and evaluation, and will provide strategic policy support and tailor-made training and advice to the Belgian Development Cooperation.

Field(s) of study:

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  • Sustainable Natural Resource Management
  • Sustainable Energy & Infrastructure
  • Governance for Environment & Sustainable Development
  • Environmental/Sustainability Monitoring & Evaluation



Name, title and university of the academic coordinator:
Bart MUYS, Full Professor, University of Leuven (KU Leuven)

Other universities’ research units involved (involved researchers’ name, title and university):

  • University of Leuven (KU Leuven) – Department of Earth & Environ- mental Sciences (Prof. Jos van Orshoven, Prof. Ben Somers, Prof. Miet Maertens, Dr. Bruno Verbist) – Leuven Centre for Global Gov- ernance Studies (Prof. J. Wouters, Dr. Axel Marx)
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) – Institute for Environmental Management and Land-Use Planning – IGEAT (Prof. Edwin Zaccai, Prof. Wouter Achten, Drs. Romain Weikmans)
  • Ghent University (UGent) – Centre for Sustainable Development (Prof. Thomas Block, Prof. Patrick Van Damme, Dr. Jean Hugé, Drs. Tom Waas)
  • Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) – Environmental Sciences Department, Earth and Life Institute) (Prof. Marnik Vanclooster)
  • Universiteit Antwerpen (UA) – Faculty of Applied Economics (Prof. Aviel Verbruggen)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) – Plant Biology and Nature Ma- nagement (Prof. Nico Koedam, Dr. Karolien Van Puyvelde)
  • Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven (KAHO-KU Leuven- T echnology Cluster – Sustainable Construction) - (Prof. Alexis Versele, ing. Koen Claes, ing. Sabien Windels)


Call ACROPOLIS 2014 (VLIRUOS, CIUF, CUD, Belgian Development Cooperation)

KLIMOS Research Groups