IPBES Transformative Change Assessment

Earlier this year, the IPBES (Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) Transformative Change Assessment was launched, and I am excited to be involved as a Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 1: Transformative Change and a Sustainable World. This is my first time working on an IPBES assessment, and the past couple of months has... Continue Reading →

Researching Sustainability, Doing Sustainability

We have recently launched a new project to prompt sustainability within the Czech Academy of Sciences. Here, we introduce our project: Mainstreaming Eco-Sustainability through CAS Activities (MESCAS). What is MESCAS? MESCAS is working to mainstream sustainability through our research and operational activities in departments and institutes of the Academy. Over this first year, we are... Continue Reading →

The Department Highlights of 2021

Would you like to read our highlights of 2021? We have prepared a little newsletter to show you what we have done over the last year. We wish you a wonderful winter holiday, and look forward to seeing you again in 2022. highlights2021_finalDownload

PANELOVÉ DISKUZE Opatření v oblasti změny klimatu

Ústav výzkumu globální změny AV ČR – CzechGlobe Vás srdečně zve na sérii panelových diskuzí, jejichž cílem je veřejnosti vysvětlit problémy související s klimatickou změnou a nabídnout možná východiska.  Během této série diskuzí získáte vědecké informace potřebné k tomu, abyste porozuměli reakci na klimatickou změnu, a to zejména v přípravě na konferenci COP26, která se bude konat v Glasgow od 1. do 12. listopadu. Listopadová COP26 se musí zaměřit... Continue Reading →

Who should be learning what for sustainable textiles?

Learning from others to share innovations and world views is an important pathway to achieving sustainability. The basic premise is that when people know more about sustainability, they will act to achieve sustainability. Such learning can be about what sustainability is, or the impact of their current actions, or innovations or alternative actions that can... Continue Reading →

Od změny klimatu ke klimatické akci (od přírodních věd ke společenským vědám)

Mezivládní panel pro změnu klimatu (IPCC) vydal 9. srpna svoji Šestou hodnotící zprávu o fyzikálních základech změny klimatu. Zpráva hodnotí současné vědecké poznání v oblasti procesů a dopadů změny klimatu, projekcí budoucího oteplování a dopadů na klimatické systémy. Jedná se o zprávu shrnující, proč potřebujeme ohledně klimatické změny urychleně jednat, tedy proč potřebujeme tzv. klimatickou... Continue Reading →

Trust in Numbers? Science for Sustainability

When I was doing my PhD, someone at a conference suggested that I check out a book called “Trust in Numbers” by Theodore M. Porter. I had gone straight from fieldwork to the conference, and was dealing with the reality that the results were not really relevant to what I had proposed talking about when... Continue Reading →

Systems Change not Climate Change… but how?

Last week I published an editorial, attached to a special issue in Sustainability Science on the topic of Leverage Points for sustainability transformations (available mainly as open access here). In it, we raise nine questions for working with leverage points and systems change. For those already engaged with systems thinking, and the topic of leverage... Continue Reading →

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