Environmental governance in an increasingly complex world: reflections on transdisciplinary collaborations for knowledge co‐production and learning
Special Issue in the journal of Environmental Policy and Governance
Volume29, Issue2 March/April 2019, Pages 83-86.
Contemporary environmental challenges are complex, span across temporal and spatial scales, and impact a range of diverse social groups. For this reason many have advocated the need for contemporary research not only to develop in-depth interdisciplinary understaning of these challenges, but also to forge collaborations with societal actors to that end. However, collaborations of this type where the scientist works shoulder to shoulder with different stakeholders in order to ensure that research adequately reflects the context, needs, and perspectives of multiple groups, are challenging. These collaborations, among other things, bring forward questions about the way knowledge is produced, accessed, integrated and used. With the aim to contribute to the on-going debate on this topic researchers and practitioners joined forces and contributed to a special issue with summaries of research done across the Global South and Global North.
This special issue was Guest Edited by Romina Rodela (Södertörn University) and Åsa Gerger Swartling (SEI).
The five papers and the editorial can be accessed here: