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Joint knowledge production in climate change adaptation networks

  • Muccione, Veruska Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Huggel, Christian Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Bresch, David N Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich, Switzerland - Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jurt, Christine Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL), Bern, Switzerland
  • Wallimann-Helmer, Ivo Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Mehra, Meeta K School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Pabón Caicedo, José Daniel Department of Geography, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
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  • Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. - 2019, vol. 39, p. 147–152
English Adaptation to changing and new environmental conditions is of fundamental importance to sustainability and requires concerted efforts amongst science, policy, and practice to produce solution-oriented knowledge. Joint knowledge production or co-production of knowledge have become increasingly popular terms to describe the process of scientists, policy makers and actors from the civil society coming together to cooperate in the production, dissemination, and application of knowledge to solve wicked problems such as climate change.Networks are particularly suited to produce knowledge in a joint fashion. However, the process of joint knowledge production (JKP) in networks has rarely been examined. In this paper, we present a sketch of the adaptation network landscape and assess how joint knowledge production supports the development of solution-oriented knowledge in climate change adaptation networks. We conclude that the processes of JKP are diverse, complex, and highly dependent on the interests and roles of actors within the network. To keep such processes alive, signposts in form of analysis and intermediary products along the network lifetime should be positioned as means of stocktaking and monitoring for the future.
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Département de Géosciences
  • English
Meteorology, climatology
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