Weaving knowledge systems in IPBES, CBD and beyond: lessons learned for sustainability

Tengo, Maria, Hill, Rosemary, Malmer, Pernilla, Raymond, Christopher M., Spierenburg, Marja, Danielsen, Finn, Elmqvist, Thomas, and Folke, Carl (2017) Weaving knowledge systems in IPBES, CBD and beyond: lessons learned for sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 26-27. pp. 17-25.

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Indigenous peoples and local communities live in, manage and own vast areas often rich in biodiversity and critical for ecosystem services. Bridging indigenous and local knowledge systems with scientific knowledge systems is vital to enhance knowledge, practice, and ethics to move towards sustainability at multiple scales. We focus on international science-policy processes and present a framework for evidence-based guidance on how tasks to mobilise, translate, negotiate, synthesise and apply multiple forms of evidence can bridge knowledge systems. Effective engagement of actors, institutions and knowledge-sharing processes is crucial in each of these tasks. We use examples from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to illustrate and discuss our framework.

Item ID: 47588
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1877-3443
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This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Funders: Swedish Research Council (SRC), Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub of Australia National Environment Science Program, CSIRO Land and Water, Mistra
Projects and Grants: SRC VR 2015-03441
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 23:05
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960599 Ecosystem Assessment and Management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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