Co-production of knowledge and sustainability transformations: a strategic compass for global research networks

Summary

An increasing number of voices highlight the need for science itself to transform and to engage in the co-production of knowledge and action, in order to enable the fundamental transformations needed to advance towards sustainable futures. But how can global sustainability-oriented research networks engage in co-production of knowledge and action?

The present article introduces a strategic tool called the ‘network compass’ which highlights four generic, interrelated fields of action through which networks can strive to foster co-production. It is based on the networks’ particular functions and how these can be engaged for co-production processes.

This tool aims to foster self-reflection and learning within and between networks in the process of (re)developing strategies and activity plans and effectively contributing to sustainability transformations.

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Link to centre authors: Biggs, Oonsie, Norström, Albert
Publication info: Schneider, F., Tribaldos, T., Adler, C., Biggs, R., de Bremond, A., et.al. 2021. Co-production of knowledge and sustainability transformations: a strategic compass for global research networks. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 49, April 2021, Pages 127-142

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