Why place-based research is important to global sustainability

TRI’s co-founder and volunteer president, Laura Lynes recently co-authored a paper titled: Interconnected place-based social-ecological research can inform global sustainability published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Highlights of the paper are:

  • Long-term networks of place-based research can inform global sustainability.
  • Place-based research fosters co-construction of local sustainability solutions.
  • Transference and scaling-up of place-based insights faces several challenges.
  • New institutional frameworks, settings and communities foster place-based research.

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