New Comment in Nature Sustainability: To co-produce or not to co-produce

“To co-produce or not to co-produce”, a Comment in Nature Sustainability, was recently published. Ryan Meyer, our Center’s Executive Director, contributed as part of the “Science of Useful Science” working group of the Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC).  

The article acknowledges the benefits of co-production, or collaboration amongst scientists and stakeholder to create knowledge. But it also urges “scientists, co-production practitioners, stakeholders and funders of co-production to reflect on the existing scholarship to better understand where and how to invest in and support co-production so that it leads to sustainability outcomes.” They warn against the possibility of “co-production becoming an end in itself, glossing over the very values and goals that often inspire scientists and stakeholders to engage with one another.” If you would like to learn more, you can read the entire article here.

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