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Three Transformative Knowledge Networks launched by ISSC

Three “Transformative Knowledge Networks” will be funded as part of the innovative Transformations to Sustainability Programme, the International Social Science Council (ISSC) announced today. The programme aims to harness the potential of the social sciences to contribute to solving some of the world’s most urgent sustainability challenges by means of a better understanding of the [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Announcements|0 Comments

Experience from Brazil: Creative uses of specialized knowledge to support community development

Drafted: John Saxby, Ottawa, Nov. 10, 2011 (checked with Andre Spitz, COEP, Nov. 7) COEP[1] is a national social mobilization network in Brazil, founded in 1993 as part of the social movement against hunger and poverty. Since that time, it has effectively engaged the specialized knowledge of research agencies and universities to support its work [...]

By | November 13th, 2011|Guest Commentary, KMb Articles|0 Comments

The Consumer of Worlds: Commentary by Gray Daniels

We as a society are so heavily dependent on crude oil that it seems to be in the background of most of the things we do. This need for crude oil is so ubiquitous, it is mostly invisible to us in our daily routine. So I set out this morning to try and calculate the [...]

By | September 15th, 2011|Sustainability Articles|0 Comments

The Sustainable World

In recent weeks I have spent a considerable amount of time thinking about our environment and how we interact with it. It is baffling to me the levels that we impact the world around us - from pollution, to terraforming, to affecting the world’s carbon and nitrogen cycles. Our species is affecting geological changes at [...]

By | July 5th, 2011|KMb Articles|0 Comments