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Impact story #2: opening up Resource Politics

The second in our series of impact stories looks at STEPS research and engagement with the politics of resources. It explores how we responded to land grabbing and other resource grabs, and opened up debates about emerging discourses such as the 'green economy' and the Anthropocene.

Conference: Sustainability in Turbulent Times

Register now for a major conference in London on how research, policy and business can respond to the seismic political transformations that are taking place worldwide. The conference, on 16 March, is jointly organised by CUSP, the Nexus Network (in which STEPS is a core partner) and CECAN.

What does 'engaged excellence' mean for transformations?

A new article by Adrian Ely and Anabel Marin explores emerging findings from the ‘Pathways’ transformative knowledge network, an international group of research organisations working together explore processes of social transformation and to share insights across disciplines, cultures and contexts. The article is part of an IDS Bulletin issue on ‘Learning about Engaged Excellence’.

Why politics and science are crucial for resilient cities

A new article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) explores how urban resilience can be strengthened by considering social and political norms, values and behaviours alongside engineering and environmental science approaches. The article comes from colleagues in the North & Central America hub of the STEPS Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium.

Publications

New innovation approaches to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by UNCTAD Secretariat, Adrian Ely, Mariano Fressoli and Patrick van Zwanenberg

Recent blog posts

From remunicipalisation to reprivatisation of water? The case of Mozambique by Chris Büscher
 
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