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UKZN-CROP: Required Reading

CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) at the University of Bergen(UiB)

PhD Course at Bergen Summer Research School (June 2017)

              Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability       

The course content was developed by staff members from UiB( University of Bergen) and UKZN ( University of KwaZulu-Natal, whereby the course leaders also facilitated the participation of Professor William Clark from the John F. Kennedy School of Goevernment at Harvard University who held a special lecture on 'Crafting Usable Knowledge for Sustainable Development'. 

•Bettencourt, L.M.A. and J. Kaur (2011) ‘The Structure and Evolution of Sustainability Science’, Santa Fe Institute Working Paper 2011-02-004.  6pp http://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/108/49/19540.full.pdf

•Clark, W.C. and N. M. Dickson (2003) ‘Sustainability Science: The emerging research program’ in PNAS, Vol. 100, No. 14, p. 8059–8061. 3pp  http://pnas.org/content/pnas/100/14/8059.full.pdf

•Hirsch Hadorn, G. et al., (2008) ‘The Emergence of Transdisciplinarity as a Form of Research’ in Hirsch Hadorn, G. et al. (eds) Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research. New York: Springer. 21pp

•Pohl, C. and G. Hirsch Hadorn (2008) ‘Core Terms in Transdisciplinary Research’ in Hirsch Hadorn, G. et.al. (eds) Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research. New York: Springer. 6pp https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-1-4020-6699-3.pdf

•Wiesmann, U. et al. (2008) ‘Enhancing Transdisciplinary Research: A Synthesis in Fifteen Propositions’ in Hirsch Hadorn, G. et al. (eds) Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research. New York: Springer. 9pp https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-1-4020-6699-3.pdf

Master Module at UKZN (June 2018)

The Political Economy of the Welfare State | Poverty and Sustainable development

This Masters module was taught by staff from the UKZN School of Built Environment and Development Studies, while visiting member of staff from UiB contributed with a guest lecture and seminar.


•United Nations (2016) The Sustainable Development Goals Report.  http://goo.gl/7VgeYH


•United Nations General Assembly (2015) ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, Res. A/70/L.1, 25 September. 35pp http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1&Lang=E


•IPCC (2013) ‘Summary for Policymakers’ in Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Stocker, T.F., Qin, D., Plattner G.-K., Tignor, M., Allen, S.K., Boschung, J.,Nauels, A., Xia, Y., Bex V. and P.M. Midgley (eds)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA. Sections A, B (excluding B.3, & B.5), C, D, E (excluding E.3, E.5, E.7) 20pp  http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg1/WG1AR5_SPM_FINAL.pdf


•Vaughan, C. and Dessai, S. (2014), Climate services for society: origins, institutional arrangements, and design elements for an evaluation framework. WIREs Clim Change, 5: 587–603. doi:10.1002/wcc.290 17pp  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/wcc.290

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