Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research

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Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research. / Fazey, Ioan; Schäpke, Niko; Caniglia, Guido; Patterson, James; Hultman, Johan; van Mierlo, Barbara; Säwe, Filippa; Wiek, Arnim; Wittmayer, Julia; Aldunce, Paulina; Al Waer, Husam; Battacharya, Nandini; Bradbury, Hilary; Carmen, Esther; Colvin, John; Cvitanovic, Christopher; D'Souza, Marcella; Gopel, Maja; Goldstein, Bruce; Hämäläinen, Timo; Harper, Gavin; Henfry, Tom; Hodgson, Anthony; Howden, Mark S.; Kerr, Andy; Klaes, Matthias; Lyon, Christopher; Midgley, Gerald; Moser, Susanne; Mukherjee, Nandan; Müller, Karl; O'Brien, Karen; O'Connell, Deborah A.; Olsson, Per; Page, Glenn; Reed, Mark S.; Searle, Beverley; Silvestri, Giorgia; Spaiser, Viktoria; Strasser, Tim; Tschakert, Petra; Uribe-Calvo, Natalia; Waddell, Steve; Rao-Williams, Jennifer; Wise, Russell; Wolstenholme, Ruth; Woods, Mel; Wyborn, Carina.

In: Energy Research and Social Science, Vol. 40, 01.06.2018, p. 54-70.

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Fazey, I, Schäpke, N, Caniglia, G, Patterson, J, Hultman, J, van Mierlo, B, Säwe, F, Wiek, A, Wittmayer, J, Aldunce, P, Al Waer, H, Battacharya, N, Bradbury, H, Carmen, E, Colvin, J, Cvitanovic, C, D'Souza, M, Gopel, M, Goldstein, B, Hämäläinen, T, Harper, G, Henfry, T, Hodgson, A, Howden, MS, Kerr, A, Klaes, M, Lyon, C, Midgley, G, Moser, S, Mukherjee, N, Müller, K, O'Brien, K, O'Connell, DA, Olsson, P, Page, G, Reed, MS, Searle, B, Silvestri, G, Spaiser, V, Strasser, T, Tschakert, P, Uribe-Calvo, N, Waddell, S, Rao-Williams, J, Wise, R, Wolstenholme, R, Woods, M & Wyborn, C 2018, 'Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research', Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 40, pp. 54-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.026

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Fazey, I., Schäpke, N., Caniglia, G., Patterson, J., Hultman, J., van Mierlo, B., Säwe, F., Wiek, A., Wittmayer, J., Aldunce, P., Al Waer, H., Battacharya, N., Bradbury, H., Carmen, E., Colvin, J., Cvitanovic, C., D'Souza, M., Gopel, M., Goldstein, B., ... Wyborn, C. (2018). Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research. Energy Research and Social Science, 40, 54-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.026

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Fazey I, Schäpke N, Caniglia G, Patterson J, Hultman J, van Mierlo B, Säwe F, Wiek A, Wittmayer J, Aldunce P, Al Waer H, Battacharya N, Bradbury H, Carmen E, Colvin J, Cvitanovic C, D'Souza M, Gopel M, Goldstein B, Hämäläinen T, Harper G, Henfry T, Hodgson A, Howden MS, Kerr A, Klaes M, Lyon C, Midgley G, Moser S, Mukherjee N, Müller K, O'Brien K, O'Connell DA, Olsson P, Page G, Reed MS, Searle B, Silvestri G, Spaiser V, Strasser T, Tschakert P, Uribe-Calvo N, Waddell S, Rao-Williams J, Wise R, Wolstenholme R, Woods M, Wyborn C. 2018. Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research. Energy Research and Social Science. 40:54-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.026

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Fazey, Ioan ; Schäpke, Niko ; Caniglia, Guido ; Patterson, James ; Hultman, Johan ; van Mierlo, Barbara ; Säwe, Filippa ; Wiek, Arnim ; Wittmayer, Julia ; Aldunce, Paulina ; Al Waer, Husam ; Battacharya, Nandini ; Bradbury, Hilary ; Carmen, Esther ; Colvin, John ; Cvitanovic, Christopher ; D'Souza, Marcella ; Gopel, Maja ; Goldstein, Bruce ; Hämäläinen, Timo ; Harper, Gavin ; Henfry, Tom ; Hodgson, Anthony ; Howden, Mark S. ; Kerr, Andy ; Klaes, Matthias ; Lyon, Christopher ; Midgley, Gerald ; Moser, Susanne ; Mukherjee, Nandan ; Müller, Karl ; O'Brien, Karen ; O'Connell, Deborah A. ; Olsson, Per ; Page, Glenn ; Reed, Mark S. ; Searle, Beverley ; Silvestri, Giorgia ; Spaiser, Viktoria ; Strasser, Tim ; Tschakert, Petra ; Uribe-Calvo, Natalia ; Waddell, Steve ; Rao-Williams, Jennifer ; Wise, Russell ; Wolstenholme, Ruth ; Woods, Mel ; Wyborn, Carina. / Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research. In: Energy Research and Social Science. 2018 ; Vol. 40. pp. 54-70.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research

AU - Fazey, Ioan

AU - Schäpke, Niko

AU - Caniglia, Guido

AU - Patterson, James

AU - Hultman, Johan

AU - van Mierlo, Barbara

AU - Säwe, Filippa

AU - Wiek, Arnim

AU - Wittmayer, Julia

AU - Aldunce, Paulina

AU - Al Waer, Husam

AU - Battacharya, Nandini

AU - Bradbury, Hilary

AU - Carmen, Esther

AU - Colvin, John

AU - Cvitanovic, Christopher

AU - D'Souza, Marcella

AU - Gopel, Maja

AU - Goldstein, Bruce

AU - Hämäläinen, Timo

AU - Harper, Gavin

AU - Henfry, Tom

AU - Hodgson, Anthony

AU - Howden, Mark S.

AU - Kerr, Andy

AU - Klaes, Matthias

AU - Lyon, Christopher

AU - Midgley, Gerald

AU - Moser, Susanne

AU - Mukherjee, Nandan

AU - Müller, Karl

AU - O'Brien, Karen

AU - O'Connell, Deborah A.

AU - Olsson, Per

AU - Page, Glenn

AU - Reed, Mark S.

AU - Searle, Beverley

AU - Silvestri, Giorgia

AU - Spaiser, Viktoria

AU - Strasser, Tim

AU - Tschakert, Petra

AU - Uribe-Calvo, Natalia

AU - Waddell, Steve

AU - Rao-Williams, Jennifer

AU - Wise, Russell

AU - Wolstenholme, Ruth

AU - Woods, Mel

AU - Wyborn, Carina

PY - 2018/6/1

Y1 - 2018/6/1

N2 - The most critical question for climate research is no longer about the problem, but about how to facilitate the transformative changes necessary to avoid catastrophic climate-induced change. Addressing this question, however, will require massive upscaling of research that can rapidly enhance learning about transformations. Ten essentials for guiding action-oriented transformation and energy research are therefore presented, framed in relation to second-order science. They include: (1) Focus on transformations to low-carbon, resilient living; (2) Focus on solution processes; (3) Focus on ‘how to’ practical knowledge; (4) Approach research as occurring from within the system being intervened; (5) Work with normative aspects; (6) Seek to transcend current thinking; (7) Take a multi-faceted approach to understand and shape change; (8) Acknowledge the value of alternative roles of researchers; (9) Encourage second-order experimentation; and (10) Be reflexive. Joint application of the essentials would create highly adaptive, reflexive, collaborative and impact-oriented research able to enhance capacity to respond to the climate challenge. At present, however, the practice of such approaches is limited and constrained by dominance of other approaches. For wider transformations to low carbon living and energy systems to occur, transformations will therefore also be needed in the way in which knowledge is produced and used.

AB - The most critical question for climate research is no longer about the problem, but about how to facilitate the transformative changes necessary to avoid catastrophic climate-induced change. Addressing this question, however, will require massive upscaling of research that can rapidly enhance learning about transformations. Ten essentials for guiding action-oriented transformation and energy research are therefore presented, framed in relation to second-order science. They include: (1) Focus on transformations to low-carbon, resilient living; (2) Focus on solution processes; (3) Focus on ‘how to’ practical knowledge; (4) Approach research as occurring from within the system being intervened; (5) Work with normative aspects; (6) Seek to transcend current thinking; (7) Take a multi-faceted approach to understand and shape change; (8) Acknowledge the value of alternative roles of researchers; (9) Encourage second-order experimentation; and (10) Be reflexive. Joint application of the essentials would create highly adaptive, reflexive, collaborative and impact-oriented research able to enhance capacity to respond to the climate challenge. At present, however, the practice of such approaches is limited and constrained by dominance of other approaches. For wider transformations to low carbon living and energy systems to occur, transformations will therefore also be needed in the way in which knowledge is produced and used.

KW - Action research

KW - Sustainability

KW - Sustainability transitions

KW - Transdisciplinarity

U2 - 10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.026

DO - 10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.026

M3 - Review article

AN - SCOPUS:85038953673

VL - 40

SP - 54

EP - 70

JO - Energy Research & Social Science

JF - Energy Research & Social Science

SN - 2214-6326

ER -