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dc.contributor.authorRockström, Johan
dc.contributor.authorOlsson, Per
dc.contributor.authorFolke, Carl
dc.contributor.authorArond, Elisa
dc.contributor.authorThompson, John
dc.contributor.authorEly, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorMillstone, Erik
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorStirling, Andy C.
dc.contributor.authorScoones, Ian
dc.contributor.authorRaskin, Paul
dc.contributor.authorLeach, Melissa
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-07T17:04:30Z
dc.date.available2014-05-07T17:04:30Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-01
dc.identifier.citationLeach, M., J. Rockström, P. Raskin, I. Scoones, A. C. Stirling, A. Smith, J. Thompson, E. Millstone, A. Ely, E. Arond, C. Folke, and P. Olsson. 2012. Transforming innovation for sustainability. Ecology and Society 17(2): 11.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1708-3087
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/3861
dc.description.abstractThe urgency of charting pathways to sustainability that keep human societies within a "safe operating space" has now been clarified. Crises in climate, food, biodiversity, and energy are already playing out across local and global scales and are set to increase as we approach critical thresholds. Drawing together recent work from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Tellus Institute, and the STEPS Centre, this commentary article argues that ambitious Sustainable Development Goals are now required along with major transformation, not only in policies and technologies, but in modes of innovation themselves, to meet them. As examples of dryland agriculture in East Africa and rural energy in Latin America illustrate, such "transformative innovation" needs to give far greater recognition and power to grassroots innovation actors and processes, involving them within an inclusive, multi-scale innovation politics. The three dimensions of direction, diversity, and distribution along with new forms of "sustainability brokering" can help guide the kinds of analysis and decision making now needed to safeguard our planet for current and future generations.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipESRCen_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherEcology and Societyen_GB
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.titleTransforming Innovation for Sustainabilityen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.rights.holderThe authorsen_GB
dc.identifier.externalurihttp://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol17/iss2/art11/en_GB


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