Realización de la arquitectura del conocimiento para la gobernanza inteligente de las transiciones de sostenibilidad

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18 enero 2022 15:45 (GMT)
18 enero 2022 17:15 (GMT)

The need for sustainability transitions is widely recognised, along with a concurrent need for the evolution of knowledge systems to inform more effective policy action. Although there are many new policy targets relating to net zero emissions and other sustainability challenges, cities, regional and national governments are still struggling to rapidly develop transformational policies to achieve them.  In this session we propose to share and extend insights from a previous academic-practitioner collaboration related to our work at the science-policy interface.  The collaboration included researchers working directly within government agencies of European Environment Agency (EEA), the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Natural England, and members of scientific advisory committees for these bodies.  Through this collaboration, particularly in the development of the EEA’s landmark document The European environment — state and outlook 2020, we have identified specific knowledge and competency needs for governing sustainability transitions related to the interlinked phases of envisioning, implementing and evaluating. In short, we argue that coordinated reforms of both policy and knowledge systems are urgently needed to address the speed and scale of sustainability challenges. These include embedding systems thinking literacy, mainstreaming participatory policy making, expanding the capacity to undertake transdisciplinary research, more adaptive governance and continuous organisational learning. These processes must guide further knowledge development, uptake and use as part of an iterative and holistic process. Such deep-seated change in policy-knowledge systems will be disruptive and presents challenges for traditional organisational models of knowledge delivery but is essential for successful sustainability transformations.

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Gary Kass
Gary Kass es un científico ambiental profesional y corredor de conocimiento, con 35 años de práctica en los sectores público y privado, trabajando en la interfaz de la ciencia y la política. Defiende enfoques progresistas, sistémicos e interdisciplinarios para usar la ciencia y la evidencia para abordar desafíos ambientales y de sostenibilidad críticos. Después de un período de consultoría, Gary se unió al sector público en 1995 como Jefe del programa de Medio Ambiente y Energía en la Oficina Parlamentaria de Ciencia y Tecnología y luego como Jefe de Compromiso Público con la Ciencia y la Tecnología dentro del Gobierno del Reino Unido. Gary se unió a Natural England en 2007 como especialista principal en estrategia y futuros ambientales y se convirtió en científico jefe adjunto en 2014. Gary ha formado parte de paneles y juntas académicas, incluida la Junta Asesora de Innovación del Consejo de Investigación del Medio Ambiente Natural y el Marco de Excelencia en Investigación. Gary es profesor invitado en el Centro para el Medio Ambiente y la Sostenibilidad de la Universidad de Surrey, donde apoya el desarrollo de competencias clave para la sostenibilidad. Gary obtuvo una beca del Centro de Ciencias y Políticas de Cambridge, 2011-2013 y fue miembro del Consejo y luego presidente de la Institución de Ciencias Ambientales desde 2014 hasta 2021. Gary es científico colegiado y miembro de la Royal Geographical Society.
Tom Oliver
Tom Oliver is Professor of Applied Ecology at the University of Reading UK. He spent four years as leader of their Ecology and Evolution research division and is now a senior Fellow with the UK government (Defra) advising on the set up of a new Systems Research Programme. This has involved advising on the design of environmental targets for the UK Environment Bill, and land use policy to achieve net zero and other outcomes. Tom has provided advice for UK funding councils and spent four years on the European Environment Agency scientific committee as a ‘socioecological systems expert’. His primary research focuses involves developing methods and tools to better quantify and communicate environmental risk to support environmental decision-making. He has published more than 90 scientific papers in world-leading interdisciplinary journals. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Independent and BBC Science Focus and he is author of the critically acclaimed book ‘The Self Delusion: The Surprising Science of Our Connection to Each Other and the Natural World’.