MRD's approach: Ideally suited to support Future Earth research agenda in mountains

Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Zimmermann, Anne; Hurni, Hans; Molden, David (2015). MRD's approach: Ideally suited to support Future Earth research agenda in mountains (Unpublished). In: Perth III: Mountains of Our Future Earth. Perth, Scotland. 04.-08.10.2015.

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Both Future Earth and Mountain Research and Development (MRD) aim to support production and dissemination of knowledge for sustainable development. As shown in Future Earth’s Strategic Research Agenda 2014, the global research community has begun to acknowledge its societal role and the need for a new type of research in which scientists link disciplines and coproduce transformation knowledge with stakeholders. Future Earth has defined three research themes that conceptualize the issues to be dealt with at the same time as the way in which this should be done. In many ways, MRD’s policy has made the journal a forerunner of Future Earth’s stipulated “step-change in research”. Indeed, MRD’s section policies aim to support similar contents and ways of producing these forms of knowledge. MRD publishes “systems knowledge” in its MountainResearch section, “target knowledge” in its MountainAgenda section, and “transformation knowledge” in its MountainDevelopment section. Each of these sections has dedicated review criteria to assess and enhance the quality of the knowledge presented in the papers. In this poster, we provide examples from each of the three sections of what the knowledge types look like, how they are assessed, and how they contribute to the three Future Earth themes.

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Wymann von Dach, Susanne, Zimmermann, Anne Barbara, Hurni, Hans




Stephan Schmidt

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15 Dec 2015 10:50

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02 Mar 2023 23:27




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