Recent publications resulting from the T2S projects or from relevant research by members of the T2S community:
Adger, W.N., Boyd, E., Fábos, A., Fransen, S., Jolivet, D., Neville, G., de Campos, R.S. and Vijge, M.J., 2019. Migration transforms the conditions for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Lancet Planetary Health 3(11), e440-e442.
Diaz, S. et. al. Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change. Science, Vol. 366: 6471, 13 December 2019
Huybrechs, F., Bastiaensen, J. & Van Hecken, G.. (in press). “Exploring the potential contribution of green microfinance in transformations to sustainability.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Vol. 41, pp. 85-93, Part of the themed issue on ‘The state of knowledge on social transformations’. Open access until 2 February 2020 here.
Frédéric Huybrechs (TRUEPATH) says:
In this review, we explore the potential of green microfinance to contribute to transformations to sustainability. Green microfinance aims for environmental objectives in addition to microfinance’s traditional financial and social goals. We argue that the questions of whether and how these instruments contribute to social-ecological change on the ground have so far remained underexplored. Moreover, the incipient green microfinance practice and discourse often reflect individualistic economic framings of social-ecological dynamics, at the risk of maintaining or even strengthening the structures that reproduce social exclusion and environmental degradation. To better understand green microfinance’s potential contribution to transformations to sustainability, we advocate for a systemic and power-sensitive approach to its theory and practice.
Liege Hut, E. and Zickgraf, Caroline, 2019. Climate Migration Myths. Nature Climate Change 9(12),
S. Moser., P. Aldunce, A. Rudnick, M. Rojas, and L. Muñoz. 2019. Transformation from science to decision-making.
S. Moser., P. Aldunce, A. Rudnick, M. Rojas, y L. Muñoz. 2019. Transformación desde la ciencia a la toma de decisiones.
In the media…
Africa dealing with benefits and costs of rapid urbanization – AU Chief
21 November 2019, Alternative Africa
This article draws extensively on an address given by MISTY‘s Ghana partner and co-Investigator Sam Codjoe at the 8th Africa Population Conference in Entebbe, Uganda.
How climate-related tipping points can trigger mass migration and social chaos
Perry World House (University of Pennsylvania), 8 November 2019, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Based on a piece drafted for Perry World House by MISTY’s Liege partner Francois Gemenne.
Keeping faith with Bonbini
23 November 2019, Sonia Sarkar, Livemint
TAPESTRY researcher Upasona Ghosh was quoted in an article about the tradition of the goddess Bonbibi in the Sundarbans, which helps to sustain islanders across religious divides.