How our science has an impact
We partner with a rich variety of actors and stakeholders to produce problem-based and solutions-oriented sustainability science
The complex problems the world is currently facing requires a diversity of perspectives and respect for different approaches. This is what our work is about. It is problem-based and solutions-oriented sustainability science.
We partner not only with colleagues from a range of scientific disciplines but also with an equally rich variety of actors and stakeholders in society. 他们是农民, 渔民, 厨师, non-governmental organizations, 市, national governments, the European Parliament, 联合国机构, 社区长者, human rights groups, and global development aid organizations.
We seek solutions through constructive discussion and mutual respect, 科学, 政策, industry and communities.
This diverse interaction provides us with a deep understanding of multiple knowledge systems and approaches. It is instrumental for designing our research, identification of problems, and consideration of possible solutions.
We engage with individual scientific networks on all continents and contribute to global scientific processes, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Intergovernmental Science-政策 Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
We work with startup 公司 and entrepreneurs, and with the largest transnational corporations in the world.
Trust, time and curiosity
We seek solutions through constructive discussion and mutual respect, 科学, 政策, industry and communities. To succeed, we are critically dependent on trust, time, and personal relationships. This requires collaborative learning and exchange of ideas that may not yet be developed, in arenas that do not yet exist.
These interactions have one main purpose: to produce good sustainability science. Our science, and the questions we ask, originate from our curiosity. When that curiosity is shared with other partners, and we are able to explore new things together, we often find surprisingly new approaches to old problems. Our science is able to influence action in the real world, in part because we have a freedom to explore novelty.
研究新闻 | 2021-12-16
Freshwater biodiversity must be given a higher priority
研究 and conservation of freshwater biodiversity is lagging behind. 研究人员 propose 15 priorities to improve knowledge on biodiversity in lakes, 河流, ponds and wetlands
研究新闻 | 2021-12-14
Turning tension into transformation
Too much time is spent debating which agenda for change is best, instead of finding ways to facilitate better interactions among different interests
研究新闻 | 2021-12-14
Global Resilience Partnership releases report on their work at COP26
The report synthesises the key overarching messages from their activities at the conference and offers guidance for future actions towards COP27
研究新闻 | 2021-12-13
In a warming world the ocean will struggle as a carbon sink
Biological feedbacks means the ocean will struggle to remove as much carbon from the atmosphere as expected
研究新闻 | 2021-12-08
Getting a more complete picture of our impact on nature
New metric can help investors, 公司, 城市, and governments track their environmental impacts beyond greenhouse gas emissions
研究新闻 | 2021-12-02
Pushing the frontiers of social-ecological resilience
A new paper shows how resilience thinking has evolved further over the past 15 years, and gives three examples of this