Research practice, funding agencies and global science organizations suggest that research aimed at addressing sustainability challenges is most effective when ‘co-produced’ by academics and non-academics. The authors of a new paper in Nature Sustainability, including GLP Fellow Harini Nagendra and Executive Officer Ariane de Bremond, and several leaders and coordinators of Future Earth's global research projects (GRPs), propose a set of four general principles that underlie high quality knowledge co-production for sustainability research. Using these principles, they offer practical guidance on how to engage in meaningful co-productive practices, and how to evaluate their quality and success.
The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA), a global research project of Future Earth, is looking for survey respondants for the project Toward biodiversity-related opportunities for sustainable development - a global social-ecological mountain comparison. For this global assessment, analyses will be performed at the level of mountain ranges or sub-ranges. Accordingly, they are asking for a broad picture of the mountain area respondants know, its nature, and the wellbeing of its inhabitants.
A joint workshop of the European Space Agency GlobDiversity consortium and the Future Earth Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA), Global Land Programme (GLP), and BioDISCOVERY Global Research Projects looked at recent developments in remote sensing (RS) and the beginning of a new era in biodiversity monitoring and assessment by enabling not only the collection of spatial data but also that of biodiversity data.