Within the field of environmental and sustainability education (ESE), the interaction between ESE research and ESE policy has received limited attention. Beyond ESE, however, the research-policy relationship has become an increasing focus for theoretical inquiry, empirical investigation and practical development. Against this backdrop, this article introduces a Special Issue that brings together new work from both within and beyond ESE that has explored the research-policy interface in varied contexts and from diverse perspectives. As a collection, it serves to highlight empirical insights, theoretical ideas, conceptual resources, practical examples, and methodological approaches for understanding, navigating and developing research-policy relationships within and beyond ESE.
- Education for Sustainable Development
- Environmental and sustainability education
- environmental education
- research-policy relationship