COUPLED is a four-year, European Training Network granted by the EC under Horizon 2020.

We put the research approach of TELECOUPLING into action for solving sustainability challenges for land use. How to understand processes and actors that influence land use in an increasingly interconnected world? We train a new generation of young scientists to better integrate research, innovation and social responsibility.


Academia in the Time of COVID-19: Towards an Ethics of Care

The global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people’s work-life balance across the world. For academics, confinement policies enacted by most countries have implied a sudden switch to home-work, a transition to online teaching and mentoring, and an adjustment of research activities. In this article, the authors, led by COUPLED member Esteve Corbera, discuss how the COVID-19…

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Which forests could be protected by corporate zero deforestation commitments?

By Floris Leijten Background Agricultural expansion is the most important driver of global forest loss. Commodities that are most commonly associated with agriculture-driven deforestation include palm oil, soybean, beef, and timber. Recognizing the need to halt deforestation, over 480 companies involved in the production, processing, or distribution of these commodities have therefore issued commitments to…

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