Derk Loorbach

Derk Loorbach

Derk Loorbach is director of DRIFT and Professor of Socio-economic Transitions at the Faculty of Social Science, both at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Derk is one of the founders of the transition management approach as new form of governance for sustainable development. He has over one hundred publications in this area and has been involved as an action researcher in numerous transition processes with government, business, civil society and science. He is a frequently invited keynote speaker in and outside Europe.

In his own words...

Transformations and transitions have now become buzzwords in science and policy that can easily distract from the actual urgency to move away from persistent unsustainability. While we are in the midst of discontinuous changes and disruptions, taking time for deeper reflection and shared learning should go hand in hand with proactive and transdisciplinary experimentation. The critical question to me is not whether we need transformation or not, but how we deal with to achieve a sustainable and just society.

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