MISTRA Environmental Communication
Addresses five major fields of environmental communication practice. USC's Prof Neil Powell and Dr Marcus Bussey are involved with the practice 'Knowledge co-production for sustainability transformations.'
Knowledge co-production for sustainability transformations
Knowledge co-production is considered a promising approach to support development, adaptation and implementation of actions in complex and urgent situations.
This approach brings on board a rich diversity of perspectives, values and interests from multiple stakeholders from different disciplines, and societal factors from diverse backgrounds to support creative, inclusive and meaningful collaborations.
Supporting transitions towards a sustainable future
We examine the capability of environmental communication embodied in knowledge co-production. The aim is to enable new kinds of practice and processes to support transitions towards sustainable futures. We work together with a broad range of societal partners in the following cases:
- Carbon farming in Sweden and Australia
- Forestry and bio-economy in Sweden
- Bushfires in Sweden and Australia
Non-formal education for sustainable development in Vietnam and Sweden
Key societal partners involved
Green Collar Australia
- MiljöMatematik Malmö AB
- Organic Farmers’ Association in Uppland (Uppodlarna)
- Hanoi Innovative Learning Lab
- The Swedish Forest Agency
- The Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF)
Contact Neil Powell
Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of the Sunshine Coast
Researcher Leader at SWEDESD – Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University