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Pereira, L., Asrar, G., Bhargava, R., Fisher, L., Hsu, A., Jabbour, J., Nel, J., Selomane, O., Sitas, N., Trisos, C., Ward, J., van den Ende, M., Vervoort, J., Weinfurter, A.. 2021. Grounding global environmental assessments through bottom-up futures based on local practices and perspectives. Sustainability Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-01013-x
Future scenarios and pathways of potential development trajectories are powerful tools to assist with decision-making to address many sustainability challenges. Such scenarios play a major role in global environmental assessments (GEAs). Currently, however, scenarios in GEAs are mostly developed at the global level by experts and researchers, and locally imagined, bottom-up scenarios do not play a role in such assessments. In...
Pelling, M., Chow, W., Chu, E., Dawson, R., Dodman, D., Fraser, A., Hayward, B., Khirfan, L., McPhearson, T., Prakash, A., Ziervogel, G.. 2021. A climate resilience research renewal agenda: learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for urban climate resilience. Climate and Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2021.1956411
Learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic opens an opportunity for enhanced research and action on inclusive urban resilience to climate change. Lessons and their implications are used to describe a climate resilience research renewal agenda. Three key lessons are identified. The first lesson is generic, that climate change risk coexists and interacts with other risks through overlapping social processes, conditions and dec...
Kuiper, J., Wijk, D., Mooij, W., Remme, R., Peterson, G., Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S., Mooij, C., Leltz, G., Pereira, L.. 2021. Exploring desirable nature futures for National Park Hollandse Duinen. Authorea. August 09, 2021. DOI: 10.22541/au.162792252.23771630/v2
Achieving global sustainability goals requires most people and societiesto fundamentally alter their relationship with nature. New approachesare called for to guide change processes towards sustainable futuresthat embrace the plurality of people’s perspectives on nature. This paper presents a novel approach to exploring desirable futures fornature and people that was developed through an application in National Park Hollandse...
Addo, K., Adeyemo, O., Adewumi, I., Blasiak, R., Juniper, S., Owens, D., Owens, T., Sumaila, U.. 2021. Informed selfishness – Practical reflections on building a sustainable ocean economy. Marine Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104735
In September 2018, a group of 14 Heads of States and Governments from all regions of the world came together to create the High Level Panel (HLP) for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (SOE). The HLP is co-chaired by the Prime Minister of Norway and the President of Palau. Simply put, the HLP seeks to ensure a SOE worldwide. In February 2021, the #VirtualBlueDecade initiative convened a panel of ocean practitioners from both the Glob...
Sellberg, M., Quinlan, A., Preiser, R., Malmborg, K., Peterson, G.. 2021. Engaging with complexity in resilience practice. Ecology and Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/es-12311-260308
In a complex and turbulent world, there is heightened interest in managing for resilience. However, resilience guides, particularly those used in the development field, often lack a theoretical grounding in complex adaptive systems. There is a demand for guidance on how to operationalize complexity in applications of resilience, such as resilience assessment and planning. This study synthesizes lessons from how twelve cases o...
Sellberg, M., Cockburn, J., Holden, P., Lam, D.. 2021. Towards a caring transdisciplinary research practice: navigating science, society and self. Ecosystems and People. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2021.1931452
Transdisciplinary research that bridges science and society is needed to address the complex social-ecological sustainability challenges we are facing. However, many transdisciplinary researchers grapple with balancing the competing demands of scientific rigour and excellence, societal impact and engagement, and self-care. This is especially evident in the growing literature by early-career researchers describing the challenge...
Brovkin, V., Brook, E., Williams, J., Bathiany, S., Lenton, T., Barton, M., DeConto, R., Donges, J., Ganopolski, A., McManus, J., Praetorius, S., de Vernal, A., Abe-Ouchi, A., Cheng, H., Claussen, M., Crucifix, M., Gallopín, G., Iglesias, V., Kaufman, D., Kleinen, T., Lambert, F., van der Leeuw, S., Liddy, H., Loutre, M., McGee, D., Rehfeld, K., Rhodes, R., Seddon, A., Trauth, M., Vanderveken, L., Yu, Z.. 2021. Past abrupt changes, tipping points and cascading impacts in the Earth system. Nature Geoscience. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41561-021-00790-5
The geological record shows that abrupt changes in the Earth system can occur on timescales short enough to challenge the capacity of human societies to adapt to environmental pressures. In many cases, abrupt changes arise from slow changes in one component of the Earth system that eventually pass a critical threshold, or tipping point, after which impacts cascade through coupled climate–ecological–social systems. The chance ...
Brandt, S., Lim, N., Colding, J., Barthel, S.. 2021. Mapping Flood Risk Uncertainty Zones in Support of Urban Resilience Planning. Urban Planning. http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/up.v6i3.4073
River flooding and urbanization are processes of different character that take place worldwide. As the latter tends to make the consequences of the former worse, together with the uncertainties related to future climate change and flood-risk modeling, there is a need to both use existing tools and develop new ones that help the management and planning of urban environments. In this article a prototype tool, based on estimated...
Blasiak, R., Dauriach, A., Jouffray, J., Folke, C., Österblom, H., Bebbington, J., Bengtsson, F., Causevic, A., Geerts, B., Grønbrekk, W., Henriksson, P., Käll, S., Leadbitter, D., McBain, D., Crespo, G., Packer, H., Sakaguchi, I., Schultz, L., Selig, E., Troell, M., Villalón, J., Wabnitz, C., Wassénius, E., Watson, R., Yagi, N., Crona, B.. 2021. Evolving Perspectives of Stewardship in the Seafood Industry. Frontiers in Marine Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.671837
Humanity has never benefited more from the ocean as a source of food, livelihoods, and well-being, yet on a global scale this has been accompanied by trajectories of degradation and persistent inequity. Awareness of this has spurred policymakers to develop an expanding network of ocean governance instruments, catalyzed civil society pressure on the public and private sector, and motivated engagement by the general public as co...
Gadgil, M., Berkes, F., Folke, C.. 2021. Indigenous knowledge: From local to global. Ambio. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13280-020-01478-7
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