MISTY: Is COVID-19 shifting attitudes towards sustainability?

The Migration, Transformation and Sustainability (MISTY) project aims to provide theoretical and methodological innovations on the links between migration and sustainability. Dr. Sonja Fransen and Beatriz Cardoso Fernandes (both from UNU-MERIT) together with Dominique Jolivet (UvA) conducted a case study from Amsterdam to find out if COVID-19 is shifting attitudes towards sustainability. Can the global health pandemic provide a ‘window of opportunity’ to change the way we think about sustainability? Based on an online survey, the study finds that the coronavirus has increased interest in sustainability for almost a quarter of the 1381 Amsterdam residents surveyed.