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Exploring social-ecological transformations and seeds of a good Anthropocene: Albert Norström


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On 19 October, Albert Norström, Per Olsson and others from Future Earth´s Transformations Knowledge-Action Network hosted a discussions around mobilising research on social-ecological transformations and exploring pathways toward a good Anthropocene.

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Exploring social-ecological transformations and seeds of a good Anthropocene: Albert Norström

  1. 1. Seeds of Good Anthropocene Albert Norström @AlbertNorstrm @PECS_Project
  2. 2. What is a seed? • A way of thinking, doing, institution, technology, business, project, organization • Exists (at least as prototype) • Marginal (not yet dominant/mainstream) • Contribute to creating a sustainable future (according to someone)
  3. 3. Trees for Life Rewilding Scottish Rainforests
  4. 4. Songdo Smart City
  5. 5. Svalbard Global Seed VaultGreenmatter
  6. 6. Objectives 1. Analyses of seeds • Types of seeds, Interactions • Values & assumptions underlying these seeds • Enabling & inhibiting conditions 2. Stimulate reflection and discussion of novel positive regional and global futures 3. Foster a regional networks of change agents in place based sub-projects (S. Africa for now)
  7. 7. January 2015 Stockholm
  8. 8. November 2015 Stellenbosch
  9. 9. Seed Database 1. Descriptive Analysis Clustering 2. Game & Scenario Development 3. Seed trajectories & transformation (500 seeds)
  10. 10. Future Knowledge Sustainable Futures Green Urbanism Fair Futures Urban Transition AgroEcology 1. Descriptive Analysis Clustering
  11. 11. 2. Game & Scenario Development
  12. 12. 3. Seed trajectories & transformation
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  15. 15. Bennett, E.M., M. Solan, R. Biggs, T. MacPhearson, A. V. Norström, P. Olsson, L. Pereira, G. D. Peterson, C. Raudsepp-Hearne, F. Beirmann, S. R. Carpenter, E. Ellis, T. Hichert, V. Galaz, M. Lahsen, B. Martin-Lopez, K. A. Nicolas, R. Preisser, G. Vince, J. Vervoort, and J. Xu. Bright Spots: Seeds of a Good Anthropocene. In press. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. Milkoreit, M., E. Ellis, T. McPhearson, E. Bennett, F. Bierman, V. Galaz, and U. Svedin. Can Anthropocene Thinking Advance Sustainable Development Practice? In prep for PNAS Perspectives. Pereira, L, C Raudsepp-Hearne, EM Bennett, GD Petrson, T McPhearson, A Norstrom, R Biggs, R Preiser, J Vervoort, P Olsson. In Prep.Seeds of the future in the present: exploring pathways for navigating towards a “Good” Anthropocene. Chapter 3.6 in “Urban Planet”. A few publications…
  16. 16. @SeedsGA @PECS_Project @ecoSERVICES