The core purpose of CRES is to re-invent systems to deliver a sustainable future. CRES will focus its activities on fostering a better understanding of the negative environmental impacts of economic and social systems, and promoting the generation of environmental and social net-gains and economic prosperity via innovation and exploration of new technologies, business models, policies and social practices.
Circularity and decarbonisation will be at the centre of CRES’s work, in areas that include resource management, energy systems, the food-water-energy nexus and urban planning. Other types of systems may also be considered in the future. Longevity, knowledge exchange and impact beyond academic publication will be key aspirations of CRES.