Transdisciplinary global change research: the co-creation of knowledge for sustainability.

Mauser, Wolfram, Klepper, Gernot, Rice, Martin, Schmalzbauer, Bettina, Hackmann, Heide, Leemans, Rik and Moore, Howard (2013) Transdisciplinary global change research: the co-creation of knowledge for sustainability. Open Access Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5 (3-4). pp. 420-431. DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.07.001.

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The challenges formulated within the Future Earth framework set the orientation for research programmes in sustainability science for the next ten years. Scientific disciplines from natural and social science will collaborate both among each other and with relevant societal groups in order to define the important integrated research questions, and to explore together successful pathways towards global sustainability. Such collaboration will be based on transdisciplinarity and integrated research concepts. This paper analyses the relationship between scientific integration and transdisciplinarity, discusses the dimensions of integration of different knowledge and proposes a platform and a paradigm for research towards global sustainability that will be both designed and conducted in partnership between science and society. We argue that integration is an iterative process that involves reflection among all stakeholders. It consists of three stages: co-design, co-production and co-dissemination.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000325741500020
Keywords: Earth System Science
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.07.001
ISSN: 1877-3435
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Projects: German Committee Future Earth
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2013 14:29
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 10:58

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