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COP28: A cautious cheer for Brazil’s return

Brazil’s enthusiastic return to this year’s COP - the UN’s annual climate change conference - is welcome but we should interrogate the motivations of powerful players in the government’s broad-based coalition, including agribusiness. There is a danger that these players encourage the...

1 December 2023


Reframing analysis of ecological dynamics in rangelands of Kenya

A paper that I recently published in the journal Landscape Ecology lays out an approach for integration of social science concepts into analyses of vegetation change in rangelands of Kenya. I intended this paper to open up a reflexive dialogue between social scientists and ecologists working...

Ryan Unks, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

24 November 2023


A participatory treasure trove

Here at IDS, on the second floor of the Octagon, is a hidden treasure trove: the Participation Resource Centre (PRC). Full of useful resources on participatory methods and the theory of power and participation, for many years, it was funded, open to the public and photocopies of materials were...

Mariah Cannon
Mariah Cannon & 2 others

20 November 2023

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