A knowledge brief published today by the Transformations to Sustainability programme highlights ten essentials for research that responds to the climate challenge.
Accelerating the kinds of learning needed to make transformations to sustainability will require transformations in the way knowledge is produced and used. This brief sets out ten essentials for action-oriented transformations research, and four levels of joint action required from funders, policy-makers, intermediary actors and researchers themselves in order to make a step-change towards research that can effectively respond to the demands of environmental change.
This is the first in a series of knowledge briefs to be published by the Transformations to Sustainability programme. The knowledge briefs synthesize findings from recent research papers on transformations into an accessible format, with the aim of opening up the latest transformations research to a wider audience.
The first knowledge brief – Ten essentials for research that responds to the climate challenge – is based on the synthesis paper by Fazey et al. 2018. Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research. Energy Research & Social Science, Vol. 40, pp. 54–70.