Our joint knowledge production approach in research and education

Climate change adaptation is a complex and interwoven process. Various sources of knowledge and perspectives need to be considered and integrated to produce actionable and solution-oriented knowledge. However, education and research are still often conducted in a silo approach. 

To address this challenge the Knowledge for Climate Network adopts a joint knowledge production approach to develop interdisciplinary research and dedicated joint teaching programs.

Joint knowledge production (JKP) describes the process of scientists, policy makers and actors from the civil society coming together to cooperate in the production, dissemination, and application of knowledge to solve wicked problems. JKP is based on mutual recognition and learning and accommodates diverse forms of knowledge production.

Our goal is to use a JKP approach in research and  education to advance the production and dissemination of knowledge on climate change adaptation, its application in policy and practice, and related capacities.