Journal article: Decolonizing transformations through "right relations"

What began as an exciting conversation in 2019 at a AdaptationCONNECTS conference in Norway is now in print in the journal Sustainability Science: Decolonizing transformations through "right relations".

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In this "Sustainability Science" article Irmelin Gram-Hanssen, Nicole Marie Schafenacker, and Julia Bentz highlight the close connections between climate change and colonization and argue that decolonization will be an integral part of equitable and just transformations toward sustainability. 

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This article highlight the intimate connections between climate change and colonization and argue that decolonization will be an integral part of equitable and just transformations toward sustainability. By engaging with the idea of 'right relations' as a way of decolonizing transformations research and practice and the authors offer four characteristics for transformations researchers to embody: listening deeply, self-reflexivity, creating space and being in action. While acknowledging the acute need for decolonizing relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and societies in particular, the authors extent the idea of 'right relations' to all people and all places in an effort to co-create a decolonized humanity.

This free-to-download article is part of a special feature on The "How" of Transformation: Integrative Approaches to Sustainability in the journal Sustainability Science (eds. Julia Bentz, Karen O'Brien, and Morgan Scoville-Simonds).

By Irmelin Gram-Hanssen,  Nicole Marie Schafenacker, Julia Bentz
Published May 18, 2021 3:52 PM - Last modified May 18, 2021 4:00 PM