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SwedBio SwedBio is a knowledge interface on resilience & development at Stockholm Resilience Centre.

SwedBio is a knowledge interface at Stockholm Resilience Centre contributing to poverty alleviation, equity, sustainable livelihoods and social-ecological systems rich in biodiversity that persist, adapt and transform under global change such as climate change. SwedBio enables knowledge generation, dialogue and exchange between practitioners, policy makers and scientists for development and implementation of policies and methods at multiple scales.

Uppdrag: SwedBio is a knowledge interface on resilience & development at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Our mission is to enable knowledge generation, dialogue and exchange between practitioners, policymakers and scientists for development and implementation of policies and methods – which contribute to poverty alleviation, equity, sustainable livelihoods and social-ecological systems rich in biodiversity that persist, adapt and transform under global change.

Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change 2019 - Prince Claus Fund
21/05/2019
Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change 2019 - Prince Claus Fund

Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change 2019 - Prince Claus Fund

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change Building on the success of the previous year, the Prince Claus Fund and the Goethe-Institut are issuing a new Call for Proposals to support cultural and artistic initiatives tackling pressing environmental issues around the w...

Do not miss the launch of our partner's video on #biocultural diversity on the upcoming #IDB2019 #biodiversityday
19/05/2019

Do not miss the launch of our partner's video on #biocultural diversity on the upcoming #IDB2019 #biodiversityday

🎬GET READY🎬 ✨🌿On 22 May, International Day for Biological Diversity, the ICCA Consortium will take you on a journey through several territories of life across the world. Indigenous peoples and local community custodians will give you an intimate glimpse into why their territories and areas are cradles of cultural and biological diversity and how they are seeking recognition and support. 🎬✨🌿

Keep an eye out our new 20-minute film, #comingsoon!
#ICCAs #TerritoriesofLife #Biodiversity #Nature #Culture United Nations Decade on Biodiversity #IDB2019 #BiodiversityDay

Thank you to LifeMosaic and SwedBio for your support!

Natural Justice
16/05/2019

Natural Justice

Natural Justice would like to welcome Njoki Njoroge Njehû to our Board. A Pan-Africanist, feminist & popular educator - we are glad to have her on board to share with us her impressive knowledge of gender & environmental rights.

Here she is pictured at #Women2Kilimanjaro in 2016 - photo taken by Pooven Moodley. These women walked up Kilimanjaro in order to shine the spotlight on the plight of women small-scale farmers in Africa.

We have a SHORT-TERM VACANCY open for a position as a Programme Officer until the 31st of December 2019. Read more about...
13/05/2019

We have a SHORT-TERM VACANCY open for a position as a Programme Officer until the 31st of December 2019. Read more about this position and how you can apply here: https://buff.ly/2VzqGNz #Employment #vacancy Join us!

Open invitation from our partners Sotz'il!
09/05/2019

Open invitation from our partners Sotz'il!

Todos cordialmente invitados

In case you missed it! Here is last months issue of our #newsletter --> https://buff.ly/2YdAV79 The focus is on two of o...
08/05/2019

In case you missed it! Here is last months issue of our #newsletter --> https://buff.ly/2YdAV79 The focus is on two of our #dialogues with partners. Including work on the @IPBES Pollinators Assessment #IPBES7 #biodiversity #GlobalAssessment

Natural Justice
07/05/2019
Natural Justice

Natural Justice

A new two-part video from South Africa speaks to the issue of climate justice ahead of the elections in two days' time. Prof. Vishwas Satgar, Professor at Wits University, shares his views of the climate crisis in South Africa, the lack of mainstreaming in the media and the lack of political leadership by major parties.

We are not prepared nationally for the continuous disasters that are plaguing South Africa and the region. "We have the makings of climate chaos...none of the political parties are connecting up the dots..."

Part 1: https://therealnews.com/stories/south-africa-is-bracing-for-an-electoral-storm-over-the-climate-crisis-1-2
Part 2: https://therealnews.com/stories/south-africa-is-bracing-for-an-electoral-storm-over-the-climate-crisis-2-2

We agree that understanding #ClimateChange science is a challenge. The language scientists use is often overly complex a...
03/05/2019
Conservation International

We agree that understanding #ClimateChange science is a challenge. The language scientists use is often overly complex and filled with jargon - it can be very hard to know what is really going on.

We recommend this BBC News article highlighted by our partners Conservation International about what some of the terms flying around in climate science actually mean!

#ClimateChange is seen as the biggest challenge to the future of human life on Earth, and understanding the scientific language used to describe it can sometimes feel just as difficult. But help is at hand.

We would like to share this photo album from a recent celebration of World Earth Day 2019 titled "Protect our Species", ...
03/05/2019

We would like to share this photo album from a recent celebration of World Earth Day 2019 titled "Protect our Species", on behalf of our partners the African Biodiversity Network.

To learn more about the work that they get up to and our collaborations with them, check out our website: https://swed.bio/collaborative-programme/

Translated from the original caption from Sotz'il, "Sotz ' IL, participating in the public presentation of the first rep...
03/05/2019

Translated from the original caption from Sotz'il, "Sotz ' IL, participating in the public presentation of the first report of assessment of knowledge on climate change in Guatemala, sharing the indigenous knowledge and practices contained in chapter 13 of the report "Indigenous knowledge and climate change".

Sotz'il, participando en la presentación pública del primer reporte de evaluación del conocimiento sobre cambio climático en Guatemala, compartiendo los conocimientos y prácticas indígenas contenidas en el capítulo 13 del reporte "Conocimiento Indígena y Cambio Climático".

Check out this Rethink article about the benefits of #migration if there is good governance in place! Global migration i...
02/05/2019
Rethink

Check out this Rethink article about the benefits of #migration if there is good governance in place! Global migration is on a all time high and given the impacts of #climatechange we might expect more migration in the future.

How can migration generate surprising gains in support of sustainable development?

Read this article to find out.

Migration is often demonised by the media and politicians but the benefits can outweigh the drawbacks with good governance. Globally, migration is at an all-time high; we discuss how migration can generate surprising gains in support of sustainable development. Stockholm Resilience Centre SwedBio UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency DFID - UK Department for International Development WorldBank

3) In the early scoping phase of each assessment, we urge IPBES to ensure the full and effective participation of indige...
29/04/2019

3) In the early scoping phase of each assessment, we urge IPBES to ensure the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples. The next programme of work should also emphasize peoples contributions to nature. IIFB #nature #IPBES7 United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

2) The task force on indigenous and local knowledge must uphold the @UN best practice of including seven self-selected r...
29/04/2019

2) The task force on indigenous and local knowledge must uphold the @UN best practice of including seven self-selected representatives of #indigenous peoples, one from each of the seven UN indigenous #sociocultural regions. @IIFB_indigenous IPBES @UNBiodiversity #IPBES7

1) In the terms of reference of future task forces, the term “experts on indigenous and local knowledge” should be c...
29/04/2019

1) In the terms of reference of future task forces, the term “experts on indigenous and local knowledge” should be complemented by “indigenous and local knowledge experts” from among #indigenous peoples and #local #communities. IPBES United Nations Decade on Biodiversity IIFB #IPBES7 Convention on Biological Diversity

Direct from #IPBES7 here come 3 proposals from the International #Indigenous Forum on Business and Ecosystem Services @I...
29/04/2019

Direct from #IPBES7 here come 3 proposals from the International #Indigenous Forum on Business and Ecosystem Services @IIFB_indigenous for the next @IPBES work program -->

Do you know what a #walkingworkshop is? It helps facilitate participants to interact w/ a rotational #farming landscape ...
29/04/2019

Do you know what a #walkingworkshop is? It helps facilitate participants to interact w/ a rotational #farming landscape of Hin Lad Nai (Chiang Rai, Thailand) & articulate experiences from their own landscapes in discussions with #community representatives: https://buff.ly/2G2b5eX

#DYK about our report on reviving Indigenous and local #knowledge for #restoration of #degraded #ecosystems? The collabo...
26/04/2019

#DYK about our report on reviving Indigenous and local #knowledge for #restoration of #degraded #ecosystems? The collaboration between African Biodiversity Network with Institute for Cultural Ecology (ICE), Kenya and @SwedBio in #Kenya: https://buff.ly/2uU33zw

In the build up to the #IPBES7 we have put together, with our partners, some #reflections on the IPBES #pollination asse...
25/04/2019

In the build up to the #IPBES7 we have put together, with our partners, some #reflections on the IPBES #pollination assessment. This was done through a recent #dialogue in #HinLadNai, #Thailand with our partners and 52 participants from 19 countries: https://buff.ly/2ZvLl3y

Today from 13:15-14:30 (GMT-4) at the United Nations in New York, SwedBio will be co-hosting a United Nations Permanent ...
23/04/2019

Today from 13:15-14:30 (GMT-4) at the United Nations in New York, SwedBio will be co-hosting a United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in-depth discussion on the future work on #traditional #knowledge in the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity agenda. Don't miss out!

Read more https://buff.ly/2Iz2Evr

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) Cristiana Pașca Palmer Stockholm University Stockholm Resilience Centre #IndigenousWomenBiodiversityNetwork https://buff.ly/2PpCLyT

#DYK about our report on #participatory mapping as a tool for #mobilisation of indigenous and local #knowledge & enhance...
22/04/2019

#DYK about our report on #participatory mapping as a tool for #mobilisation of indigenous and local #knowledge & enhanced ecosystem governance ? Fantastic pilot of methods to co-generate knowledge & mutual learning from Ginderberet, Oroma region #Ethopia: https://buff.ly/2uU33zw

How do you co-generate #knowledge and methods for mutual #learning across #knowledge systems? Read about the outcomes of...
19/04/2019

How do you co-generate #knowledge and methods for mutual #learning across #knowledge systems? Read about the outcomes of a collaborative partnership between @tebtebba Philippines & @SwedBio for piloting the Multiple Evidence Base approach to do just that! https://buff.ly/2UpGdPr

Our partner Wan Smolbag in #Vanuatu is now on tour with their latest #community #theatre piece!We wish we were there to ...
18/04/2019

Our partner Wan Smolbag in #Vanuatu is now on tour with their latest #community #theatre piece!

We wish we were there to watch it ourselves ;) but if you are in Vanuatu, sure to not miss it!

Our 2019 Tour of 'Twist Mo Spin' in Tafea Province has wrapped up and over 1300 people watched the play in Tanna, Aniwa and Futuna islands. The play will be touring to Malekula, Santo and possibly Banks in early 2020, stay tuned for more details ! SwedBio Vanuatu Fisheries Department UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia

If you missed it, do not fret! You can read our groundbreaking report on how to use #dialogues as a method for #transfor...
16/04/2019

If you missed it, do not fret! You can read our groundbreaking report on how to use #dialogues as a method for #transformative social learning and #conflictresolution here: https://buff.ly/2Ur4dC0
#Report #SwedBio United Nations Decade on Biodiversity IUCN United Nations

#DYK about our report on #mobilizing Traditional Knowledge, #innovations & practices in rotational farming 4 #Sustainabl...
12/04/2019

#DYK about our report on #mobilizing Traditional Knowledge, #innovations & practices in rotational farming 4 #SustainableDevelopment? A fantastic pilot of approaches to co-generate knowledge & methods for mutual learning by the Hin Lad Nai community: https://buff.ly/2Kivuld

If you missed it, do not fret! You can read our groundbreaking report on how to use #dialogues as a method for #transfor...
09/04/2019

If you missed it, do not fret! You can read our groundbreaking report on how to use #dialogues as a method for #transformative social learning and #conflictresolution here: https://buff.ly/2Ur4dC0
#Report #SwedBio United Nations Decade on Biodiversity IUCN United Nations

Research shows that pollinators like #bees #birds & #butterflies r in decline. @SwedBio #PASD @ImpectTh @UNESCO @CSIROne...
29/03/2019

Research shows that pollinators like #bees #birds & #butterflies r in decline. @SwedBio #PASD @ImpectTh @UNESCO @CSIROnews #CESD @IPBES & the Karen community in Hin Lad Nai, organised a #dialogue on how #indigneouspeoples livelihhoods supports pollination:https://buff.ly/2SUeeqz

Back in 2015, in collaboration w/ Instituto Humboldt Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, a dialogue was held...
28/03/2019

Back in 2015, in collaboration w/ Instituto Humboldt Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, a dialogue was held on how to incorporate #social - #ecological #resilience into the Sustainable Development Goals Dialogue enhances shared understanding of links betwen #biodiversity & #ecosystem services and understanding of biodiversity as an important solution for #sustainable #development! Learn more: https://buff.ly/2BNzB21

#collective actions, like the #conservation or #biodiversity and #ecosystem #services, by #indigenouspeoples & #local #c...
25/03/2019

#collective actions, like the #conservation or #biodiversity and #ecosystem #services, by #indigenouspeoples & #local #commmunities, are creating important values for #society at large: https://buff.ly/2tAXh5a Stockholm Resilience Centre United Nations Decade on Biodiversity Conap Consejo Nacional de Áreas Protegidas

Back in 2015, in collaboration with Humboldt-Institut, Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible a dialogue was hel...
22/03/2019
Medellín Dialogue

Back in 2015, in collaboration with Humboldt-Institut,
Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible a dialogue was held on how to incorporate #social - #ecological #resilience into the Sustainable Development Goals Dialogue enhances shared understanding of links betwen #biodiversity & #ecosystem services:

A key outcome of the June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was the proposal that the world should adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), coherent with and integrated into the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015. The Governments of Colombia and Guatema

We have expanded our #marine work under our #Livelihoods, #Food and #Health theme! Here is how this exciting new work wi...
21/03/2019
Eyes on the ocean: SwedBio’s expanding work in marine and coastal systems

We have expanded our #marine work under our #Livelihoods, #Food and #Health theme! Here is how this exciting new work with WorldFish International Collective in Support of Fishworkers Wildlife Conservation Society Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) Natural Justice Social Need Education and Human Awareness (SNEHA) African Women Fish Processors and Traders Network - Awfishnet Blue Ventures ICLEI CBC Wan Smol Bag Performance Theatre National Research Foundation looks:

Sweden has, as many other nations, increasingly recognized the challenges related to governance of the oceans. Life in the sea and livelihoods depending on the vitality of the world’s oceans, are concerns that are high up on the Swedish government’s priority list. In June 2017, Sweden and Fiji h...

New analysis that exposes #gendered #tradeoffs and the risk of decision-making processes prioritising #masculine #values...
18/03/2019
Ecosystem services for men, ecosystem services for women - Stockholm Resilience Centre

New analysis that exposes #gendered #tradeoffs and the risk of decision-making processes prioritising #masculine #values to the detriment of #women. Check it out: https://bit.ly/2W1HY1I Learn how @SwedBio works w/ #gender and #development perspectives: https://bit.ly/2HBS0Ti

There can be stark differences in how men and women use and experience ecosystem services. That has significant impact on their well-being

In collaboration w/ partners IPBES #NAPTEK & #IIFB, the Guna Yala dialogue took place in 2012. The focus: #indigenous #k...
18/03/2019

In collaboration w/ partners IPBES #NAPTEK & #IIFB, the Guna Yala dialogue took place in 2012. The focus: #indigenous #knowledge, #traditional knowledge, #science & connecting diverse knowledge systms. Learn how the results informed policy: https://buff.ly/2T94yHR

15/03/2019

On this #FridayForFuture we stand beside all the people joining this 🌍 #climatestrike #SchoolStrike4climate calling for serious and timely action to safeguard our collective future on Earth! Learn how we are engaging with #climatechange in our work: https://buff.ly/2TD3Off

Back in 2010, we co-organised a multi-actor dialogue to enhance understanding of varied perspectives on #financing #biod...
15/03/2019

Back in 2010, we co-organised a multi-actor dialogue to enhance understanding of varied perspectives on #financing #biodiversity. It brought together 80 participants ranging from #government & #academia to #civilsociety & #Indigenouspeople: Learn more here https://buff.ly/2Njhzcw

Shared from Natural Justice ..."We cannot attain human rights without a healthy environment."This is a broad summary of ...
14/03/2019

Shared from Natural Justice ..."We cannot attain human rights without a healthy environment."

This is a broad summary of the conclusions at the UN Environment Assembly side panel event, which Natural Justice participated in, on the Human Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment.

In fact, the right to a healthy environment, and how this is unpacked and implemented, is a cross-cutting right which effects human rights like health, basic services and food. But when the right is ignored, it also results in the infringement on rights such as participation, fair process, access to just administration and of course, the right to justice.

Our Community Legal Environment Officer, Said Salim Said, encapsulated these entanglements of rights well when discussing the case study of the Lamu Port, which has already affected peoples' livelihoods, sinking them into poverty and leaving them unable to access services such as water, food, healthcare and education.

Dr. Kibugi from the University of Nairobi felt that the implementation of the right to a healthy environment has been lacking and that the failure to consider what is means on a practical level (the failure to unbundle it and show its effect on other rights) has meant that people don't understand its importance. And implementing it will be a further challenge.

Maurizio Ferrari from the Forest Peoples Programme spoke about the Biodiversity Convention, which was so widely ratified, has not been properly mainstreamed. He told audiences that we need to start embedding human rights into the right to a healthy environment. Alternatively, we must have a specific target on the right to a clean and healthy environment.

Hwang Soo Young from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights spoke more to the issue of environmental defenders and how they don't see themselves as human rights defenders, and yet they are. She added that environmental defenders are seen as "anti-development" yet in reality they're pro-development; only they want a sustainable development that's fair to their community. She also called for the international community to recognise the role played by youth and children in fighting for the right to a healthy environment.

Thank you to all that attended, as well as the panellists and moderator, Claudia Ituarte-Lima (Swedbio/Stockholm Resilience Center), and to the Special Rapporteur, David Boyd.

International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)

"We cannot attain human rights without a healthy environment."

This is a broad summary of the conclusions at the UN Environment Assembly side panel event, which Natural Justice participated in, on the Human Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment.

In fact, the right to a healthy environment, and how this is unpacked and implemented, is a cross-cutting right which effects human rights like health, basic services and food. But when the right is ignored, it also results in the infringement on rights such as participation, fair process, access to just administration and of course, the right to justice.

Our Community Legal Environment Officer, Said Salim Said, encapsulated these entanglements of rights well when discussing the case study of the Lamu Port, which has already affected peoples' livelihoods, sinking them into poverty and leaving them unable to access services such as water, food, healthcare and education.

Dr. Kibugi from the University of Nairobi felt that the implementation of the right to a healthy environment has been lacking and that the failure to consider what is means on a practical level (the failure to unbundle it and show its effect on other rights) has meant that people don't understand its importance. And implementing it will be a further challenge.

Maurizio Ferrari from the Forest Peoples Programme spoke about the Biodiversity Convention, which was so widely ratified, has not been properly mainstreamed. He told audiences that we need to start embedding human rights into the right to a healthy environment. Alternatively, we must have a specific target on the right to a clean and healthy environment.

Hwang Soo Young from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights spoke more to the issue of environmental defenders and how they don't see themselves as human rights defenders, and yet they are. She added that environmental defenders are seen as "anti-development" yet in reality they're pro-development; only they want a sustainable development that's fair to their community. She also called for the international community to recognise the role played by youth and children in fighting for the right to a healthy environment.

Thank you to all that attended, as well as the panellists and moderator, Claudia Ituarte-Lima (Swedbio/Stockholm Resilience Center), and to the Special Rapporteur, David Boyd.

SwedBio International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)

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