PUBLICATION • Journal article
Principles for knowledge co-production in sustainability research
Research practice, funding agencies and global science organizations suggest that research aimed at addressing sustainability challenges is most effective when ‘co-produced’ by academics and non-academics. Co-production promises to address the complex nature of contemporary sustainability challenges better than more traditional scientific approaches. But definitions of knowledge co-production are diverse and often contradictory. We propose a set of four general principles that underlie high-quality knowledge co-production for sustainability research. Using these principles, we offer practical guidance on how to engage in meaningful co-productive practices, and how to evaluate their quality and success.
Norström, A. V., C. Cvitanovic, M.F. Löf, S. West, C. Wyborn, P. Balvanera et al. 2020. Principles for knowledge co-production in sustainability research. Nature Sustainability 3(1).REQUEST FROM AUTHOR