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Lost in Transformation: Zur neuen Rolle der Wissenschaft in der Transformation
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Service Design - The Customer Experience Company

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Service Design is about starting with your customer's needs and their desired experiences, then designing the organisation to deliver its services
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A possible way out of the combined economic-sustainability crisis

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The crisis we face is much more than “just” an ecological and an economic crisis. It is a worldwide phenomenon that also includes growing disparities in wealth between and within countries, and a weakening of the democratic institutions and legitimacy of governance systems and political parties, business institutions and even NGOs. It is a multifaceted challenge to our established ways of producing and consuming; of living our lives, educating our children, and preparing for retirement; and of governing ourselves in democratic and just ways.

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:: Mehr Klimaschutz in der Landwirtschaft: Studie zeigt neue Wege auf

:: Mehr Klimaschutz in der Landwirtschaft: Studie zeigt neue Wege auf | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
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Die Landwirtschaft verursacht rund 10 bis 12 Prozent aller vom Menschen produzierten Treibhausgase. Wie lassen sich diese Emissionen verringern? Eine Studie hat erstmals in einer vollständigen Bilanz alle Faktoren untersucht, die zur Freisetzung von Klimagasen beitragen: die Boden- und Klimabedingungen sowie die Art und Intensität der Produktion – also ökologischer oder konventioneller Landbau. Als Ergebnis entstand ein neues Modell, mit dem Landwirtschaftsbetriebe ihre Klimabilanz ermitteln und verbessern können.

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Activism Beats Prophecy: Wishful Thinking is Not a Strategy

Activism Beats Prophecy: Wishful Thinking is Not a Strategy | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
"Climate change says we should change. Peak oil says we must change."
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Working with wicked problems. This is a story about dealing smartly with complexity. But it’s also a story about acknowledging the limits of smartness.

Working with wicked problems. This is a story about dealing smartly with complexity. But it’s also a story about acknowledging the limits of smartness. | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
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Luckily problem solvers of all sorts have, during the last few decades, created a range of sophisticated methodologies that bring together the strengths of these three approach- es in different ways. Here we will discuss five: Soft Systems Methodology, Transition Management, Future Scenarios, Design Thinking, and Appreciative Enquiry. The list is by no means meant to be exhaustive. Each of these ways of knowing and engaging has a distinctive scope and spirit. But all of them have been developed to find pragmatic ways forward in dealing with knotty, confusing and contested problematic situations. 

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A Transition Perspective On Regulation and Renewable Energy

By Jan Coen van Elburg and Derk Loorbach The sustainable energy transition is a central topic in debates across Europe and within countries. From the field
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The sustainable energy transition is a central topic in debates across Europe and within countries. From the field of transition studies, it becomes clear that energy transition is not only a buzzword but a fundamental process of structural change. As we are entering this transition, fundamentally new demands are being placed upon existing decision making structures and regulatory frameworks. In this article we argue that consistent regulatory strategies for transition are needed: both to enable and guide emerging sustainable alternatives as well as to break down unsustainable systems that slow down the transition or make it extremely costly.

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Strategien zur verbesserten Nutzung von Synergien zwischen Umwelt- und Sozialpolitik

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Umweltpolitische Maßnahmen unterstützen einen gesellschaftlichen Wandel zu nachhaltigeren Lebensweisen, die eine hohe Lebensqualität bei stark reduziertem Ressourcenverbrauch ermöglichen. Davon können sozial benachteiligte Bevölkerungsgruppen besonders profitieren. Bis- lang werden diese positiven sozialen und sozialpolitischen Implikationen der Umweltpolitik in der öffentlichen Debatte jedoch nur unzureichend gewürdigt. In dieser Studie werden Chancen und Barrieren für eine stärkere Ausrichtung von lokalen umweltpolitischen Akteuren, Initiati- ven und Maßnahmen an den Synergien zwischen Umwelt- und Sozialpolitik untersucht. Dazu werden die Potenziale umweltpolitischer Maßnahmen für eine Verbesserung von Lebensquali- tät und sozialer Gerechtigkeit in den Handlungsfeldern Energie, Mobilität und urbane Biodi- versität untersucht und Ansatzpunkte und Voraussetzungen für eine verbesserte zielgruppen- orientierte Kommunikation dieser sozialpolitischen Beiträge der Umweltpolitik aufgezeigt.

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Five types of transforming research | Post Growth Institute

Five types of transforming research | Post Growth Institute | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
Five types of  deep sustainability research
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Five types of  transforming research:1. Awareness research: Research that contributes to raising awareness of the difficult problems that confront us.2. Change research: Research that supports people in transforming their worldviews.3. Asset based research: Research that highlights already existing models and practices that we can build from.4. Transition research: Research that contributes to making a practical transformation in how we live, work and relate to both the planet and each other and in the fundamental purpose of economic activity.5. Experiential research: ‘Research’ which seeks to give people (whether students, oneself, or other participants) an embodied experience of various future possibilities.
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Sleeping giants of economic shift change

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In his talk, Shane explores the rise of seemingly unrelated new economic trends that are global enough in scale and are evolving at such a rate that they could trigger a positive economic systemic shift. 
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19 Climate Games that Could Change the Future

19 Climate Games that Could Change the Future | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
The prevalence of games in our culture provides an opportunity to increase the understanding of our global challenges. In 2008 the Pew Research Center estimated that over half of American adults pl...
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The prevalence of games in our culture provides an opportunity to increase the understanding of our global challenges. In 2008 the Pew Research Centerestimated that over half of American adults played video games and 80% of young Americans play video games. The vast majority of these games serve purely to entertain. There are a growing number of games that aim to make a difference, however. These games range from those that show players the complexity of creating adequate aid packages and delivering them to places in need to games that require people to get out and work to improve their communities to do well in the game.

Looking at the climate change challenge there are a number of games and interactive tools to broaden our understanding of the dynamics involved. Climate Interactive, for one, has led the development of the role-playing game World Climate, which simulates the UN climate change negotiations and is being adopted from middle school all the way up to executive management-level classrooms. Many are recognizing the power of games and everyone from government agencies to NGOs to a group of teenagers is trying to launch a game to help address climate change. Below are some of the climate and sustainability-related games we’ve found. Let us know if you’ve found others.

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environment, climate, From climate change to social change

environment, climate, From climate change to social change | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
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Climate change, from many perspectives and for many reasons, is a complex issue: scientifically, politically, and in terms of global justice. As such, climate change might be the global societal and political challenge of the 21st century. Dealing with it, either via mitigation or via adaptation, will ask for enormous societal efforts. This book addresses only one of the questions related to this complex challenge: the social efforts to deal with climate change need to be scientifically sound. Yet scientists are uncertain in some respects, and society tends to distrust science to some extent. Therefore, this book’s central question is: what kind of science-society and science-policy relations do we need in order to translate climate change into social change? Next to the uncertainty issue, the book discusses different approaches in the science-policy interface, such as transdisciplinarity, boundary work, transition processes, social learning, climate science policy roles, and science system analysis.

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'innovation policy' for the transition to a low carbon society . Fred Steward

Environmental video by Fred Steward, Professor of Innovation and Sustainability at The Policy Studies Institute discusses innovation policy.
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Design Thinking for Knowledge Management!

Design Thinking for Knowledge Management! | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it

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"Design thinking is a process of integrative thinking, a process rooted in the ability to examine and exploit opposing ideas and constraints to create solutions"- Tim Brown, IDEO.

According to Brown, designthinking has 3 main attributes: it is

1.  human centered

2.  collaborative and participatory; and

3.  driven by experimentation

The process begins with a single query: “What is the question that we are trying to answer?”


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Process for KM!

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I love the idea of working like a designer with knowledge and learning processes...get inspired.

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Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change (Hardback) - Routledge

Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change (Hardback) - Routledge | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
Today, the risks associated with global environmental change and the dangers of extreme climatic and geological events remind us of humanity’s dependence on favourable environmental conditions. Our relationships with the landscapes and...
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Today, the risks associated with global environmental change and the dangers of extreme climatic and geological events remind us of humanity’s dependence on favourable environmental conditions. Our relationships with the landscapes and ecologies that we are a part of, the plants and animals that we share them with, and the natural resources that we extract, lie at the heart of contemporary social and political debates. It is no longer possible to understand key social scientific concerns without at the same time also understanding contemporary patterns of ecosystem change.

The Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change reviews the major ways in which social scientists are conceptualizing more integrated perspectives on society and nature, from the global to local levels. The chapters in this volume, by international experts from a variety of disciplines, explore the challenges, contradictions and consequences of social–ecological change, along with the uncertainties and governance dilemmas they create. The contributions are based around the themes of:

Climate change, energy, and adaptationUrban environmental change and governanceRisk, uncertainty and social learning(Re)assembling social-ecological systems

With case studies from sectors across both developed and developing worlds, the Handbook illustrates the inter-connectedness of ecosystem health, natural resource condition, livelihood security, social justice and development. It will be of interest for students and scholars across the social sciences and natural sciences, as well as to those interested and engaged in environmental policy at all levels.

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Transition-Management und Backcasting. Langfrist- und Visionsorientierung « L

Transition-Management und Backcasting. Langfrist- und Visionsorientierung « L | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
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To Win, the Green Movement Needs to Understand Leverage, not Just Footprints

To Win, the Green Movement Needs to Understand Leverage, not Just Footprints | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
A few years ago I got into a heated debate about Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth with a green-minded friend of mine. My hippy friend couldn't stand the movie—not because of anything it said, but because
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OVAM SIS Toolkit???!!!

OVAM SIS Toolkit???!!! | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
Integrate sustainability principles in innovation and design processes with the OVAM SIS Toolkit.
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The OVAM SIS Toolkit considers sustainability in its broadest sense, thanks to a simple, clear and workable model. It is a creative tool for those looking for sustainable solutions in all aspects of the design and operation. It goesbeyond a strictly ecological dimension and beyond the pure technical design aspect.

OVAM SIS Toolkit has a place in any innovation or design process, whether it concerns the development of products, services, product-service concepts, environmental design or architecture ... The intended target is very diverse: innovation & design managers, design consultants, product developers, service designers, (interior) architects, city planners,...

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Phases of community arena #transition_management #backcasting

Phases of community arena #transition_management #backcasting | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
The community arena is a co-creation tool for sustainable behaviour within local communities.
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The community arena is a co-creation tool for sustainable behaviour within local communities. Its methodological framework builds on both transition management and participatory backcasting, which are two closely related approaches, as well as literature on inner/outer contexts of behaviour and social learning. In practice, the overall methodology includes backcasting in transition management. Backcasting allows the stakeholders involved to connect the definitions of the problem(s) that have been established with long term objectives. The aim is to develop coalitions and strategic planning activities between the involved stakeholders in order to accelerate and guide changes.

The different phases of community arena consist of six steps that are (i) pre-preparation which includes the transition team formation, (ii) preparation and exploration including the overview of major issues and tensions to focus on, (iii) problem structuring and envisioning to allow the community to share a common vision, (iv) backcasting, pathways and agenda building, (v) experimenting and implementing and (vi) monitoring and evaluation.

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Akzeptanz: Probleme? #Energiewende: Wie sagen wir ́s den Wählern?

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Die Akzeptanz der Bevölkerung für Infrastrukturausbau und neue Technologien ist das Nadelöhr der Energiewende. Die Politik muss dringend neue Wege finden: Wie sagen wir ́s den Wählern?

 

Netzausbau, CCS, Biogasanlagen, Windenergieanlagen, Kraftwerksbau, Shale Gas – die Liste ließe sich fortsetzen. Während die Energiewende bei der Mehrheit der Bevölkerung weitgehend akzeptiert ist, sind es die zu ihrer Realisierung notwendigen Maß- nahmen zumindest dann nicht, wenn sie vor der eigenen Haustür umgesetzt werden sollen.

 

Es ist ein prinzipielles Problem: Berechtigte Mitsprache in transparenten Verfahren, ohne damit dringend notwendige Projekte jahrelang zu blockieren. Es müssen Partizipationsmöglichkeiten gefunden und diese strukturiert und festgeschrieben werden. Am Ende muss vor allem eines stehen: Eine dauerhaft verbindliche und tragfähige Entscheidung.

 

Die eigentliche Schwierigkeit besteht jedoch in einer anderen, sehr viel grundlegenderen Frage: Was wollen wir? Ist eine Netztrasse nur dann akzeptabel, wenn sie erneuerbaren Strom transportiert? Darf dieser EE-Strom aus Offshore-Windkraftanlagen kommen, bei deren Bau die Schweinswal-Population beeinträchtigt wurde? Ist die Einlagerung von CO2 wirklich Teufelszeug – außer sie erfolgt in neuen Produkten?

 

Während der Aufbau von Partizipationsprozessen das Handwerk ist, werden die grundlegenden Fragen immer wieder eines sein: hochpolitisch. Hier ist ganz klassisch die Politik gefragt – Wege zu finden, Mehrheiten zu bilden, Entscheidungen zu fällen.

 

In diesem EPID-Themenheft AKZEPTANZ beleuchten wir diese Großbaustelle der Energiepolitik von verschiedenen Seiten. Politiker, Public-Affairs-Experten und Wissenschaftler stellen ihre Antworten auf die zentralen Fragen dar – zum Handwerk und zur Politik

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SMART Civil Society Organisations

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The Smart CSOs Lab fosters a growing learning network of civil society organisation (CSO) leaders, funders and researchers aiming to build effective CSO strategies for the ‘Great Transition’ to a sustainable society and economy.
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Bruno Latour - Ecological Crises, Digital Humanities and New Political Assemblies

Talk by Prof. Bruno Latour March 23, 2012 About the Talk Ecological crises in contemporary times have created problems for political representation. Existing...


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Automobility in Transition?

This site is founded and managed by the KSI foundation in the Netherlands. It aims at a continuing discussion on topics addressed in the Routledge Sustainability Transitions book series. Discussions begin with blogs by editors & authors.
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Sustainability transition in the automobility regime and the need for new perspective

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Innovationen im politischen Prozess als Bedingung substantieller Nachhaltigkeitsfortschritte - Springer

Innovationen im politischen Prozess als Bedingung substantieller Nachhaltigkeitsfortschritte - Springer | Transformative Wissenschaft: Wissenschaftswende | Scoop.it
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Überlegungen zur Art und Weise des Innovationsbedarfs, der mit dem Ziel der Beförderung von Nachhaltigkeit einhergeht, legen es nahe, sich zunächst einmal darüber zu verständigen, welche Besonderheiten der Nachhaltigkeitsproblematik für diesen Zusammenhang relevant sind. Im Vordergrund steht hier das Spannungsverhältnis von ‚messen und verhandeln‘ (Abschnitt 1). Die Frage des Innovationsbedarfs wird sodann in zwei Richtungen erörtert. Zum einen werden drei notwendige Erweiterungen des politischen Instrumentenkastens behandelt: intermediäre Institutionen des ‚science-policy interface‘, Achsen der Politikintegration und das Konzept des ‚transition-management‘ (Abschnitt 2). Der folgende Abschnitt diskutiert Nachhaltigkeit als eine verteilungspolitische Herausforderung (Abschnitt 3). Der Schwerpunkt liegt hier auf Befunden der empirischen Gerechtigkeitsforschung und der nachhaltigkeitspolitischen Notwendigkeit, etablierte Vorstellungen von Angemessenheit und Gerechtigkeit zu überwinden oder zumindest zu relativieren.

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Strategische Allianzen für nachhaltige Entwicklung.

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Innovationen in Unternehmen durch Kooperation mit Non-Profit-Organisationen

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