Updated 20/07/23

PSIPs are designed to be tools for reflection and to assist the Institute’s strategic planning. Through the production of scientific knowledge, these programmes aim to provide critical and constructive insight on the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Acting across a wide spectrum of scientific domains, they approach SDGs through interdisciplinary cooperation. (See 2016-2020 Objectives and performance contract).

The PSIPs contribute to providing a transparent and legible scientific policy for the Institute. They are built around three closely intertwined global issues:

  • climate change and the environmental changes that are directly or indirectly related to it;
  • imbalances related to worsening social inequalities between and within countries;
  • the need to achieve sustainable patterns of consumption and production to cope with the global natural resource crisis.


They are based principally, but not exhaustively, on existing structural tools such as the Young teams associated with IRD (JEAI), the International Joint Laboratories (LMI), the International Research Groups (GDRI-South) and the Observatories.

Interdisciplinary structuring programs in partnership in progress :

  1.     Climate Hazards, Risks and Services
  2.     Vulnerability of coastal areas in a context of global change
  3.     Global changes and emerging infectious risks
  4.     Continental carbon sequestration
  5.     Preservation and enhancement of biodiversity
  6.     Urban dynamics and sustainable development
  7.     Georesources, Human Development and Environment
  8.     Optimization of food systems for sustainable development and the well-being of populations (under consideration)
  9.     Migration, mobility, circulation in a globalized world (under consideration)
  10.     Identification and evaluation of policies to reduce poverty and inequality (under consideration)