Centuries of science have created a phenomenally successful and finely tuned mechanism for producing knowledge. But scientists have mostly been doing the work alone. That needs to change. Complex problems such as climate change, ecological degradation and poverty must be dealt with differently.

In an analysis published in Nature Sustainability, an international team led by Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) researcher Albert Norström present four general principles that are necessary for such successful knowledge co-production for sustainability research. Knowledge co-production should be grounded in context, respect for multiple ways of knowing, work towards shared goals, and support frequent interactions.

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