SEVeN

Sustainability Experimentation Venture Network (SEVeN): Nurturing local knowledge for global change

Next week Pradip Swarnakar and I will be presenting our concept of the Sustainability Experimentation Venture Network (SEVeN) during a conference call of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network’s newly formed network on “Transition Studies in Latin America and Caribbean, Asia & Africa” (LACASAF). As we think this project through and receive feedback on the idea we continue to refine the concept.   (more…)

What are sustainability experiments? (part 1 of 2)

The seminar on “Sustainability Experiments: Interplay between Institutions and Grassroots,” hosted by the Finnish Environment Institute on October 14, began with provocative remarks by Mikael Hildén, Director of the Climate Change Programme at the Finnish Environment Institute on “cultures of experimentation.”

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Elinor Ostrom (August 7, 1933 – June 12, 2012), the only woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.

In opening by pointing to Nobel Prize-winner Elinor Ostrom’s suggestion that all policies can be viewed as experiments with a probability of failure,  (more…)