The environmental, social and economic pillars are the framework of sustainable development.

In order to preserve the environment and guarantee the needs of future generations, environmental management needs to combine several aspects such as waste management, water quality, air monitoring, pollution prevention, sustainable agriculture, energy & energy efficiency, mobility, urban development, both at a global and local scale.

In the last 10 years, VIU has developed research and capacity-building projects focused on studying and disseminating knowledge about strategies and the dynamics for environmental management and moving towards sustainable urban development.

Researchers with different backgrounds are involved in those projects, thus contributing to highlight the multiple factors involved.