Blue or Green Economy: How do people understand it and how do we measure it in Tanzania?
By Emmanuel Sulle Because the “blue economy” and “green economy” concepts are gaining momentum in Tanzania’s sustainable development plans, citizens need to understand what these terms mean. However, the inconsistent economic activities and approaches being deployed make it difficult to understand the concept, and it is also difficult to measure. In practice, transition plans do […]
A Political Ecology of Forest Conservation in India
By Amrita Sen Biodiversity and its conservation have been at the centre-stage of environmental social science scholarship, with a wide range of recent works looking even deeper and exploring into newer conceptual engagements on conservation policies. In India, conservation literature has increasingly and critically focused on the politics of resource management instituted by global environmental […]
The original letter and reply from its authors has been published as an e-letter to Science. In order to view the original letter and the reply from its authors, please see the following link: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/36/eabb2824 By Dan Brockington One of the most contentious aspects of the ‘Half-Earth’ proposals and related ’30 by 30’ campaign […]
Convivial Conservation at #POLLEN20: Reflections from a fascinating double session
OCTOBER 27, 2020 CONVIVIAL CONSERVATION AT #POLLEN20: REFLECTIONS FROM A FASCINATING DOUBLE SESSION By Judith Krauss, University of Sheffield (UK) At the wonderful, all-virtual, low-carbon and inclusive POLLEN20 conference (22-25 September 2020), the CONVIVA team had the privilege of convening (Laila Thomaz Sandroni, Judith Krauss, Kate Massarella) and contributing (cf. below) to a popular double session on convivial […]
Reflecting on including environmental aspects in research integrity & ethics
By Judith Krauss (SIID), Stephen Allen (Management), Renee Timmers (Music), Phil Warren (Animal and Plant Sciences) and Matt Watson (Geography) How important is it to reflect on environmental aspects as part of research integrity and ethics? On 5 June 2020, an online-only workshop supported by the University of Sheffield’s (TUoS) Research Ethics Committee took […]
Shifting lives in the mangroves: Is concrete the way forward in rebuilding the Sunderbans?
by Megnaa Mehtta and Debjani Bhattacharyya Since 2007, the Bay of Bengal basin has seen at least 15 major cyclones, including Sidr in 2007, Aila in 2009, Phailin in 2013, Hudhud in 2014, Bulbul in 2019 and Amphan this year. Amphan made landfall in the Sunderbans, home to five million people, on May 20. […]