Univ. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Freyer, MA Valentina Aversano-Dearborn (both WG Transdiciplinary Systems Research at the Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems) and Sina Leipold (Forest and Environmental Policy Group at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany) are happy to announce the publication of their research results on ethical challenges in tackling global environmental change in this year’s edition of the World Social Science Report (2013). In this volume a short version of the three-year research project “Dealing with the Devine Creation (Umgang mit der Schöpfung - UMIS)” is presented. The research informs about experiences concerning the role of ethics and spirituality in sustainability processes of Benedictine monasteries. The report „Changing global Environments“ is edited by the UNESCO, OECD and the International Social Science Council and emphasizes the social sciences’ indispensable contribution to human survival in the face of climate change. It was launched on 15th November 2013 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Contact: bernhard.freyer(at)boku.ac.at Working Group Transdisciplinary Systems Research UNESCO World Social Science Report 2013 UNESCO press release UMIS project website Link to BOKU's research database FIS