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Accommodating consensus and diversity in environmental knowledge production: Achieving closure through typologies in IPBES

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How can a diversity of perspectives be accommodated in scientific and political consensus on environmental issues? This paper adopts a science and technology studies (STS) approach to examine how the pursuit of consensus-based knowledge and diverse participation, as seemingly contradictory commitments, have been converted into practice in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Through a series of negotiations, these commitments have been translated into...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.envsci.2016.11.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3405-2549
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Environmental Science and Policy More from this journal
Volume:
68
Issue:
February 2017
Pages:
20-27
Publication date:
2016-12-01
Acceptance date:
2016-11-24
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EISSN:
1873-6416
ISSN:
1462-9011
Language:
English
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1032287
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pubs:1032287
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2020-07-13

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