Brondizio, E. S., Andersson, K., de Castro, F., Futemma, C., Salk, C., Tengö, M., … & Siani,
S. M. (2021). Making place-based sustainability initiatives visible in the Brazilian Amazon. Current
Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 49, 66-78.
Maria Franco Gavonel, William Neil Adger, Ricardo Safra de Campos, Emily Boyd, Edward R Carr, Anita Fábos, Sonja Fransen, Dominique Jolivet, Caroline Zickgraf, Samuel NA Codjoe, Mumuni Abu, Tasneem Siddiqui, The migration-sustainability paradox: transformations in mobile worlds, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 49, 2021, Pages 98-109.
Eppinger, E. Jain, A., Vimalnath, P., Gurtoo, A., Tietze, F., Hernandez Chea, R. (2021) Sustainability
transitions in manufacturing: the role of intellectual property. Current Opinion in Environmental
Eppinger, E. Vimalnath, P., Jain, A., Kushnir, E. Gurtoo, A., Tietze, F. (2021) Sustainability Transition in
Manufacturing: The Role of New Entrants and how they use IPR. Conference paper at the EUSPRI
conference, Oslo, 9th – 11th June 2021.
Hernández-Chea, R., Jain, A., Bocken, N., Gurtoo, A. 2021. The Business Model in Sustainability
Transitions: A Conceptualization. Sustainability, 13(11), 5763.
Jain, A., & Gurtoo, A. 2021. Can the restrictive boundaries of intellectual property create a larger social
impact? Current Science, 120(11), 1667 – 1669.
Lyla Mehta, Shilpi Srivastava, Synne Movik, Hans Nicolai Adam, Rohan D’Souza, Devanathan Parthasarathy, Lars Otto Naess, Nobuhito Ohte. 2021. Transformation as praxis: responding to climate change uncertainties in marginal environments in South Asia, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 49.
Flurina Schneider, Theresa Tribaldos, Carolina Adler, Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs, Ariane de Bremond, Tobias Buser, Cornelia Krug, Marie-France Loutre, Sarah Moore, Albert V Norström, Katsia Paulavets, Davnah Urbach, Eva Spehn, Gabriela Wülser, Ruben Zondervan, Co-production of knowledge and sustainability transformations: a strategic compass for global research networks, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 49, 2021, pp. 127-142.
Mathijs van Leeuwen, An Ansoms, Emery Mushagalusa Mudinga, Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, Rene-Claude Niyonkuru, Jonathan Shaw, Gemma van der Haar, Promoting land tenure security for sustainable peace — lessons on the politics of transformation, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 49, 2021
Vimalnath, P., Tietze, F., Jain, A., Gurtoo, A., & Eppinger, E. 2021. An empirical investigation of intellectual
property for sustainability and its relevance to IPR policy. Presented at the Eu-SPRI 2021 conference,
Co-authored by Margreet Zwarteveen and the entire T2GS team. 2021. Transformations to groundwater sustainability: from individuals and pumps to communities and aquifers, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 49.
Kate Massarella, Anja Nygren, Robert Fletcher, Bram Büscher, Wilhelm A Kiwango, Sanna Komi, Judith E Krauss, Mathew B Mabele, Alex McInturff, Laila T Sandroni, Peter S Alagona, Dan Brockington, Robert Coates, Rosaleen Duffy, Katia M.P.M.B. Ferraz, Stasja Koot, Silvio Marchini, Alexandre R Percequillo. 2021.
Transformation beyond conservation: how critical social science can contribute to a radical new agenda in biodiversity conservation, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 49.
Van Hecken, G., Kolinjivadi, V., Huybrechs, F., Bastiaensen, J., & Merlet, P. (2021). Playing Into the Hands
of the Powerful: Extracting “Success” by Mining for Evidence in a Payments for Environmental Services
Project in Matiguás-Río Blanco, Nicaragua. Tropical Conservation Science, 14, 1-8.
Silke Beck, Sheila Jasanoff, Andy Stirling, Christine Polzin, The governance of sociotechnical transformations to sustainability, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 49, 2021,
This article makes use of a sociotechnical imaginaries (STI) framework to expose crucial but neglected governance issues in sociotechnical areas of key relevance to sustainability transformations such as energy systems. It explores how the STI concept can contribute to understanding transformations to sustainability (T2S) by illustrating their multidimensionality and temporality.
M. Zaid Attar, Yogesh Hikke, Sachin Bhopal and Simran Sumbre. 2021. Understanding Ravangaon through the lens of Political Ecology.
McGarry, D. et al. 2021. The Pluriversity for Stuck Humxns: A Queer EcoPedagogy & Decolonial School, in: Queer Ecopedagogies: Explorations in Nature, Sexuality, and Education, Russell, Joshua (Ed.), Springer.
Podcasts and radio
- MISTY PI Neil Adger highlighting our MISTY findings as invited speaker on The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) New Foundations podcast “Climate-Resilient Cities.” Hosted by Jeremy Kingsley this podcast explores adaptation to climate change and human response in cities asking the questions; “How can innovations in engineering & infrastructure help us re-imagine our cities to become sources of green innovation?” And, “How cities can become more resilient in a climate-stressed future?”
- MISTY partner Ricardo Safra de Campos discusses MISTY findings as an invited speaker on Voice of Islam Radio. Dr Safra de Campos was invited to talk on the Breakfast Show Podcast History of Islam in the UK/Over Population: Fact or Fear Over Population: Fact or Fear, 20th May, 2021.
- Every month, the Transformations to Groundwater Sustainability hosts a podcast to share narratives of knowing, accessing and sharing groundwater from different perspectives and places around the globe. The podcast is hosted by Muna Dajani (Lancaster University) and Cristian Olmos Herrera (University of Amsterdam). You can find more information here.
- In the 5th episode of Dos dois lados da rua (On Both Sides of the Street), João Porto de Albuquerque, Principle Investigator of the Waterproofing Data Project, discusses the relationship between collaborative mapping, disasters and public policy, going from Acre to Haiti and Nepal, passing through São Carlos and Germany (in Portuguese).
Tasneem Siddiqui (Ed.) (2021). The Other Face of Globalisation: Covid-19, International Labour Migrants and Left-Behind Families in Bangladesh, RMMRU, Dhaka.
This important publication from MISTY partners, RMMRU, is dedicated to “those unfortunate migrant sons and daughters of Bangladesh who sacrificed their lives to COVID-19 in different destination countries,” and documents the experiences of Bangladeshi migrants during the Covid-19 pandemic. It provides a considered study of the plight of both male and female Bangladeshi migrants in their various destination countries and after their return to their country of origin.
Members of the AGENTS project team have recently taken part in two webinars sharing findings from the project:
Members of the IPACST project team took part in:
- Intellectual Property Rights: A Sustainability approach for Startups and Women’s Entrepreneurship, at the CPDMED Incubator, Bangalore, 19th May 2021.
- Using Intellectual Property for Sustainability Transitions. Webinar organized by the University of
Cambridge in partnership with the European Commission EU green week 2021.
Sheila Jasanoff, Principle Investigator with the GoST project, was a panelist in:
- “Nuclear Safety and Security After Chernobyl and Fukushima: Lessons Learned and Forgotten“, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard Kennedy School, 3 March, 2021.
Researchers from the Waterproofing Data Project took part in the Environment Month Webinar organized by the Acre State Environment Secretariat (Sema), including:
MISTY partners at Exeter, Neil Adger, Ricardo Safra de Campos and Maria Franco Gavonel share MISTY
findings during a 15 minute film talking about green and mobile futures in a Green Futures event
organized to send messages to the G7 meeting in Cornwall:
- ‘An Agenda for Resilient and Mobile Futures,’ Green Futures, online, 12th June, 2021,
Publications from around the web
Bhargavi S. Rao. COVID-19: Why we must reorganise cities to deal with the third wave. Published by the News Minute on 9 May 2021.
Rose Cairns, Phil Johnstone, Joel Onyango, Andy Stirling. TRANSFORMING IMAGINATIONS? Multiple dimensionalities and temporalities in transformations to sustainability emerging ideas & evidence on imaginaries of energy & urban change in Kenya, Germany & the UK. A work-in-progress paper for the T2S project on Governance of Sociotechnical Transformations (GOST): final draft – 22nd February 2021.
Saurabh Arora and Andy Stirling, To meet the Sustainable Development Goals, we must transform innovation. STRINGS (Steering Research and Innovation for Global Goals) Blog. 19 April 2021.
MISTY Partners Caroline Zickgraf and François Gemenne are co-authors on the blog ‘Climate Change
and Migration: Local Realities, Local Solutions’, developed for the UN Network on Migration Blog Series,
online, May, 2021.
MISTY partners at Exeter submitted written evidence to the International Development Committee (IDC) climate change, development and COP26 inquiry examining the progress the Government has made putting climate change at the centre of aid policy, June, 2021.
Zickgraf, C., E. Hut & T. Castillo Betancourt, (Eds). (2021). The State of Environmental Migration 2020: A
Review of 2019. Liège: Presses Universitaires de Liège.
Photo story: How could camel milk change the fortunes of Gujarat’s pastoralists? by Ranit Chatterjee, Rohit Jha, Sahjeevan, Shilpi Srivastava, Lyla Mehta, Nobuhito Ohte, Shibaji Bose, TAPESTRY project.
Members of the TAPESTRY project have been active writing for the following titles:
- Where getting drinkable water is an everyday struggle by Md Ridwan Bin Alam Diganta and Mahmuda Akter, published in The Dhaka Tribune on 1 June 2021.
- How people are learning disaster preparedness through a traditional folk art, by Mahmuda Akter and Faizah Jaheen Ahmed, published in The Dhaka Tribune on 1 June 2021.
- ‘One cup of kadak chai’: How Mumbai’s Koli women survived the coronavirus pandemic, by Paroma Soni, publised by Scroll.in on 13 March 2021.
Header photo: Jonas Jacobsson on Unsplash