Exploring biosphere stewardship as care, knowledge, agency
Contributed session - Social-ecological transformations for sustainability
Room 35/36 (72)
11:30 - 13:00
In an age of increasing human pressure on the planet’s ecosystems, biosphere stewardship is emerging as a guiding concept for moving towards trajectories of sustainable development. We propose a framework of biosphere stewardship as a function of three aspects: care, knowledge, and agency. We argue that all three are required but view care as an underexplored aspect and a distinguishing feature that sets stewardship aside from concepts such as adaptive co-management and adaptive governance. The aim of the session is to test and further develop the framework, with particular focus on the aspect of care, in conversation with invited speakers and attending participants.
Raphaël Mathevet1, François Bousquet 2, Christopher M. Raymond 3
1 CNRS UMR 5175 CEFE, Montpellier, France, 2 CIRAD GREEN, Montpellier, France, 3 Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden