What is resilience?
Whiteboard seminar: what is resilience?
How can we understand resilience in humans and in ecosystems?
How is resilience put into practice?
What is a resilience assessment?
Does resilience in practice differ between rich and poor countries?
What is community-based resilience?
How can culture help strengthen resilience in local communities?
How can law enhance social-ecological resilience?
What are the planetary boundaries concept?
What is the most important factor for knowledge transfer between science and policy?
What are pathologies?
What creates pathologies?
Why are we not succeeding in dealing with global environmental issues?
How can we apply social sciences to the resilience concept?
What are shifting baselines?
Social-ecological systemsWhat are the connections between ecosystem services and human well-being?
How can we manage feedbacks in social-ecological systems?
How can cities be arenas for learning about ecosystems?
What are the social aspects of the planetary boundaries concept?
What is systems ecology?
What is a complex systems approach?
What is eco-mapping and eco-calendar?
What is ecological anthropology?
How should law deal with the inherent uncertainties of social-ecological systems?
What are the pros and cons of economic evaluation of ecosystems? (economist perspective)
What are the pros and cons of economic evaluation of ecosystems? (ecologist perspective)
BiodiversityWhy is biodiversity important?
Is it fair for the rich world to demand conservation of biodiversity for a global safety net?
What are some of the biggest challenges in protecting biodiversity and local livelihoods in Africa?
How can cities contribute to biodiversity management?
What is the importance of cities in biodiversity management?
How large is the biodiversity of coral reefs?
What do we mean by natural capital?
Innovation, law and economicsHow can we redefine economic growth?
What role can NGOs and local communities play in promoting social innovation?
In a governance context, what is the role of innovation?
What is the key limiting factor for human development?
How can we study rules?
How do rules evolve?
What are social contracts?
Are economics and sustainable development compatible?
In a social-ecological context, what is the best property rights regime?
How can network theory be used in environmental law?
How can property rights protect public interests?
What is the role of property rights for individuals and society?
Can the Planetary Boundaries concept be implemented in an intergovernmental context?
Why should we put a price on natural resources?
How can the private marked help boosting the appreciation of natural resources?
Are current financial systems sufficient for increased appreciation of natural resources?
What are the biggest challenges with financial assessments of natural resources?
Resource management and scenario planningHow can we go beyond the "Tragedy of the commons"?
What is the biggest challenge the world is facing within the next 10 years?
How should we manage resources differently?
What are social-ecological inventories?
How can we unlock poverty traps among smallholder farmers?
What does complexity and uncertainty mean for resource management?
What is a precipitationshed?
What are the dynamics behind marine social-ecological systems?
Can transition management contribute in building social resilience?
What is adaptive co-management?
How does adaptive co-management contribute to the development of sustainable societies?
What is an ecosystem management approach?
What is community-based natural resource management?
How can community-based natural resource management help build resilience to perturbed urban areas?
How can local communities maintain traditional ecological knowledge?
How are indigenous people affected by modern land tenure systems?
What is a social network analysis?
What is scenario planning?
How is scenario planning useful?
Governance and governing institutionsIs there a conflict between democracy and global environmental governance?
What are the critical issues relating to governance and carbon capture and storage?
What are multilevel governance systems?
Why use multilevel governance systems?
How can we build ecological governance capacity?
Our knowledge of the global environment increases and governing institutions that works with the environment also changes, but do they match?
Do we need new institutions to build social-ecological resilience?
What is the role of values when dealing with environmental degradation?
What is the role of trust in governance?
What realistic expectations can we have for the upcoming RIO +20 conference?
Urban ecology and city planningHow can cities be arenas for learning about ecosystems?
Why do we need an ecosystem approach to urban sustainability?
How should we think about the ecology of a city?
What are some challenges and opportunities given by urban systems to the development of sustainable societies?
What is urban ecology?
Why is it important to think about complexity in ecosystems?
Climate change and adaptationWhat do we know about global adaptation?
How do we promote the adaptive capacity of resource users?
What are the consequences of climate change in the Arctic?
How must we change our social contract to meet the global challenge of climate change?
Regime shiftsWhat is a regime shift?What are the global drivers behind regime shifts?
Land useWhat is land use degredation?
What has driven land use change in the past?
What land use change can we expect for the future?
2008-01-31 | Sturle Hauge Simonsen