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Research interview: Wim Carton on perennial agriculture as a means to meet sustainability challenges and transform agriculture

Bild på jordbruk från Uganda Research on land and sustainable agriculture is at the core of LUCSUS’ work as a centre. In this interview, Wim Carton highlights work on perennial agriculture as a means to meet some of the challenges facing small-holder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and gives advice to researchers going in to the field. 

International Women’s Day: Gender equality. Of special importance to a research centre such as LUCSUS, says Emily Boyd

Gender symbols International Women’s Day: Director Emily Boyd reflects that discussions of gender equality are of special importance to a centre such as LUCSUS which conducts research on sustainability issues worldwide.

LUCSUS Blog: 'Explorations of social entrepreneurship in Japan' by Barry Ness

Japan What causes social entrepreneurship to thrive in some places while not in others? What are some of the important factors in place to foster social entrepreneurship in rural areas?

Research interview: Maryam Nastar on resource mobilisation at the neighborhood level

Heat graphs Maryam Nastar, researcher at LUCSUS, is interested in resource mobilisation at the neighborhood-level since she believes that the solutions to sustainabillity challenges should be locally rooted. She focuses specifically on the impacts of heat waves on marginalised communities.

Sea level rise urgently requires new forms of decision making: dissertation by Chad Boda

Flagler Beach. Florida, USA. US cities facing sea level rise need to look beyond traditional strategies for managing issues such as critical erosion and coastal squeeze, according to new research from LUCSUS. Civil society initiatives must now play a crucial role in adapting society to climate change, researcher Chad Boda argues in his dissertation.

'Climate Adaptation Needs to be Better Mainstreamed into Urban Governance and Planning' says Christine Wamsler

Hus i en stad. – The most efficient way to address increasing climate impacts in cities is to mainstream climate adaptation into planning policies and tools. Successful mainstreaming means that climate adaptation will be considered by ‘default’, because it is built into the system, says Christine Wamsler, Professor at LUCSUS, and author of a recent article on the topic.

Governance, climate change and biodiversity loss in the global forestry sector - Emily Boyd comments on workshop

Forest - We discussed questions of how people are geographically affected, who is affected, and therefore who might support or resist a particular political arrangement, and what this means for forests as ecosystems, Emily Boyd, Director at LUCSUS, says.

Lennart Olsson new member of Sida’s Scientific Board

Lennart Olsson, LUCSUS Lennart Olsson has been appointed by the Government to Sida’s Scientific Board, who reviews Sida's proposals for projects and cooperation within the research area.

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