Anna Varga presents the substance of a newly arising tendency, or rather, mentality in nature conservation, summarizing what she learned from the Earth Optimism Summit in London concerning this new way of thinking.
GEN members from around the world joined the session A New Generation of Environmental Leaders Embrace Whole Earth Conservation to share their stories of contribution to the Whole Earth approach and showcase the diverse countries, disciplines and sectors that GEN represents.
60 participants and facilitators in the Comcaac community of Socaaix (Punta Chueca) and the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies came together in February 2017 to learn and share strategies for biocultural landscape protection, and through this work strengthen Indigenous sovereignty and well-being.
In this article, the authors propose more flexible funding models that support face-to-face meetings between researchers and communities, adaptation of research processes to local dynamics, adaptation of administrative processes to the capacities of all participants, and potential for long-term collaborations. [Journal of Research Practice, Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016]
Mahugnon Serge Djohy participated as a youth delegate from Benin in the climate negotiations at COP22 in Marrakesh in November 2016. He offers his reflections on the outcomes of the COP22, and the challenges of youth participation in this process.
Elizabeth Rahman, social and medical anthropologist, and research associate of the University of Oxford, writes about Semillas al Viento, a community-based, holistic education association and school in Fuerteventura.
How to engage scientists and other knowledge holders in biodiversity-related science-policy interfaces, such as Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and Convention on Biological Diversity.