GLP Webinar: Transdisciplinary challenges and opportunities for telecoupling research

Friday, June 18, 2021 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Online, Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Related GLP Member: Andreas Heinimann, Jonas Nielsen, Allison Thomson, Cecilie Friis, Dr. Julie Zähringer

Webinar organised by the GLP Working Group for Telecoupling Research

In this webinar, we aim to start a conversation on transdisciplinary research designs in complex settings in relation to telecoupling research and in the wider land system science community. Transdisciplinary research designs are increasingly emphasised, and co-design and co-production of sustainability solutions are central to the GLP Science Agenda. There is therefore a need to reflect on the initial learning outcomes of the increasing number of research projects in land system science that seek to engage in transdisciplinary formats. The COVID19 pandemic further complicates the transdisciplinary research endeavour, as stakeholder meetings can only be conducted virtually. However, this has already been a challenge in telecoupled situations earlier, where the different stakeholder contributing to or affected by a land use change are geographically distant. 

The webinar will include three short inputs from GLP members, as well as cross-cutting discussions. Andreas Heinimann will provide inputs from the long-term experience of the CDE with North-South research partnerships and the work on setting up the Wyss Academy for Nature, Jonas Østergaard Nielsen brings experiences from transdisciplinary collaboration through the ITN-COUPLED, and Allison Thomson will present insights from her many years of experience at the science-business interface and work at the organisation Field to Market.

Hosts: Cecilie Friis & Julie Zähringer