Expert organizations’ responsibility to support the next generation of sustainability experts
An article about expert organizations’ institutional understanding of expertise and responsibility for the creation of the next generation of experts by Karin Gustafsson has been published recently. In the article the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service (IPBES) are compared.
IPCC and IPBES are not mere facilitators or coordinators of existing expert knowledge. Instead, they also create expert knowledge that inform environmental governance on climate change and biodiversity loss and enable transformative change for a sustainable future.
This paper argues for the importance of a better understanding of expert organizations’ roles in creating expert knowledge and these organizations’ responsibilities in building the next generation of experts. To what extent is this responsibility theirs, do they take it on, and what are the consequences if they do or do not? The argument is based on a comparison of the IPCC and the IPBES.
Karin M. Gustafsson (2021) Expert organizations’ institutional understanding of expertise and responsibility for the creation of the next generation of experts: comparing IPCC and IPBES, Ecosystems and People, 17:1, 47-56, DOI: 10.1080/26395916.2021.1891973