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The transformative potential of managed retreat in the face of rising sea levels

The latest Transformations to Sustainability knowledge brief explores whether managed retreat – a planned effort to permanently move people and assets away from hazardous places and resettle them in safer locations – can contribute to wide-scale, positive social transformation in the direction of sustainability. Find out more and download the knowledge brief.

Weaving a story: Transformation amongst handloom weavers of Kachchh, India, on film

After two years of intensive on-the-ground research and participatory filming in Kachchh, western India, the ACKNOWL-EJ project has released six thematic films of the Sandhani project. The films look at the multiple dimensions of transformation taking place in the livelihoods of the weaving community, linked to an overall revival of the craft from a time […]

In memoriam: Pravin Kushwaha

The T2S programme team is very saddened to learn about the passing of Pravin Kushwaha of the Pathways Transformative Knowledge Network, following COVID-related complications. We remember Pravin very warmly and offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Environmental activists at high risk of violence and assassination, according to new findings published by the ACKnowl-EJ network

Environmental activists suffer high rates of criminalization, physical violence and murder, according to findings published recently in Global Environmental Change. This is despite the fact that environmental defenders employ largely non-violent protest forms. Activists suffer violence in 18% of environmental conflicts, and murder in 13% of such conflicts. Indigenous environmental activists suffer especially high rates of violence. […]

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Opinion

Finding common ground in transformative sustainability narratives

The latest Transformations to Sustainability knowledge brief explores discourses and narratives around transformations to sustainability. James Waddell finds out more. Stories help us understand others and ourselves. They unite us by forging connections and conveying shared values, culture and history. In other words, they provide meaning to our collective life. From childhood tales to political discourses embodying our hopes […]

Coronavirus, crisis and the real Argentine economy: Post-pandemic challenges

By Anabel Marin. This article was first published in Spanish in the newspaper Pagina12 on 10 May 2020. Read the original article A window of opportunity is opening to reshape the organization of society, to take better advantage of new technologies and to make it more sustainable and more humane. Argentina, through its successive crises, has […]

T-learning with change drivers in South Africa

Mitigating climate change and transforming to more sustainable pathways will require learning about new activities and new, more sustainable and more just social systems. The T-Learning network is working with different groups across nine countries to understand how transgressive learning (t-learning) processes emerge, what they look like, and how they can contribute to transformations to […]

How to create spaces for the transformation of extractive sectors in Latin America?

Extractive sectors like mining and agriculture are of high importance for Latin American countries as a source of foreign currency and revenues. In 2018 mining represented 56% of Chile’s total exports and agriculture 47% of Argentina’s exports. However, in the last few decades, they have been facing several challenges related to their own techno-productive dynamics […]

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Resources

The transformative potential of managed retreat in the face of rising sea levels

The latest Transformations to Sustainability knowledge brief explores whether managed retreat – a planned effort to permanently move people and assets away from hazardous places and resettle them in safer locations – can contribute to wide-scale, positive social transformation in the direction of sustainability. Find out more and download the knowledge brief.

Weaving a story: Transformation amongst handloom weavers of Kachchh, India, on film

After two years of intensive on-the-ground research and participatory filming in Kachchh, western India, the ACKNOWL-EJ project has released six thematic films of the Sandhani project. The films look at the multiple dimensions of transformation taking place in the livelihoods of the weaving community, linked to an overall revival of the craft from a time […]