Transnational Institute Putting ideas into movement since 1974

The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. For 50 years, TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers.

Mission & Vision

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TNI envisions a world of peace, equity and democracy on a sustainable planet brought about and sustained by an informed and engaged citizenry.

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TNI throughout its history has:

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  • Frequently identified crucial issues on the horizon

  • Been bold in tackling structures of power

  • Had a deep mutually respectful relationship with grassroots movements

  • Brought together and catalysed networks

  • Dedicated itself to putting forward alternative proposals 
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Achievements in 2022

Annual report 2022

At the policy level, we celebrated a huge shift in Europe against one of the biggest barriers to climate action, the Energy Charter Treaty. At the same time, we expanded and strengthened the global movement for energy democracy and a just transition, with a particular focus on North Africa. We deepened our collaboration with food producers, particularly fisher people’s movements, to resist false solutions to the climate and environmental crisis. We forged new alliances and authored cutting-edge analyses to challenge the growing menace of digital capitalism. In response to the growing global arms race and the juggernaut of militarism, we offered a unique and vitally important counter-narrative. We also drew the connections between securitisation and a number of salient issues, from drug policy to climate change, and urged more just and equitable approaches. Our proposals and narratives reached audiences around the world.

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