Authors: Kateřina Mácová, Jitka Kozubková We introduced the topic of ecosystem services to almost sixty people working in nature conservation at two seminars held in Prague and Brno in May (as part of the One Nature project). This was a step forward to greater availability of the concept of assessment of nature’s services and contributions... Continue Reading →
The one-day weekend workshop taught participants new creative writing and creative visual methods. It focused on works and ideas connected to nature, the landscape, and the environment. This workshop took place as part of the Just Scapes project, which deals with the just transformation of society and the landscape in the European countryside. We collaborated... Continue Reading →
3.–9. července 2022 proběhne v Bonnu 9. plenární zasedání Mezivládní vědecko-politické platformy pro biodiverzitu a ekosystémové služby (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPBES). IPBES představuje “rozhraní mezi vědou a politikou” (science-policy interface), tedy platformu, která sdružuje politické zástupce jednotlivých zemí a odborníky na otázky biologické rozmanitosti (biodiverzity), ekosystémových služeb a udržitelnosti. IPBES... Continue Reading →
In the second half of April and at the beginning of May, participatory workshops were held in Slavkovský les, Křivoklát and Třeboň for invited stakeholders who have the potential to influence the local landscape and nature through their activities in the regions. Representatives of the forestry, fishing, mining and agricultural industries, representatives of...
What are the key sustainability issues and problems in CAS, its departments and institutes? What are some of the good sustainability practices? What solutions are in the power of individual CAS institutes and departments alongside with other academic institutions in the...
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 →
In collaboration with colleagues in Finland and Australia, we have started putting together an Innovative Session Proposal for the Earth Systems Governance Conference, 2022. We have called the session ‘The Garden of Budding (Potentially Great) Ideas, and we are currently seeking expressions of interest from those who want to join to present (online or in... Continue Reading →
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
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 →