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

  • 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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Author:Flurina SchneiderORCiDGND, Theresa Margarete TribaldosORCiDGND, Carolina AdlerORCiD, Reinette BiggsGND, Ariane de BremondORCiD, Tobias BuserORCiD, Cornelia KrugORCiD, Marie-France LoutreORCiD, Sarah Moore, Albert V. NorströmORCiD, Katsia Paulavets, Davnah UrbachORCiD, Eva Maria SpehnORCiDGND, Gabriela WülserORCiD, Ruben ZondervanORCiD
Parent Title (English):Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Place of publication:Amsterdam
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/05/27
Date of first Publication:2021/05/27
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/10/15
Page Number:16
First Page:127
Last Page:142
Angeschlossene und kooperierende Institutionen / Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung (ISOE)
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 37 Bildung und Erziehung / 370 Bildung und Erziehung
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 333 Boden- und Energiewirtschaft / 333.7 Natürliche Ressourcen, Energie und Umwelt
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International