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We are excited to announce a new PhD position based at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion. The succesful candidate will be part of CeSAM and follow up on the enthological research that has been done during the Lindås project in the 1970s.
In 2021, we announced our first ‘CeSAM’s Fast-Track Initiative’ grants. We had many strong applications, of which four received funding.
How and where does nature add value to our lives? In this new study, PhD candidate Jarrod Cusens engaged local communities to understand the spatial distribution of people's values for nature in The Nordhordland Biosphere Reserve; Norway’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve established in 2019.
CeSAM and UiB were well represented this year at Arendalsuka, the political festival held in Arendal every summer.
The second annual meeting of UiB’s Centre for Sustainable Area Management (CeSAM) took place on November 17th 2021, at Lønningen Lystgård in the UiB botanical gardens in Minde.
The Centre for Sustainable Area Management (CeSAM) fast-track initiatives (FTI) support focused, short-term research or educational activities that contribute to CeSAM’s overarching goal of delivering science and education supporting sustainable management of our landscapes and oceans, their biodiversity, and nature's benefits to people.
Global social and environmental issues have recently seen a surge of youth involvement; a development that could be explained by the fact that the youth of today will grow old in the world we are creating now. This new study, published in Global Environmental Change led by Alicia Donnellan Barraclough (UiB, CeSAM), shows that young people have an in-depth understanding of the social-ecological... Read more
UNESCO has announced Postdoctoral fellow Alicia May Donnellan Barraclough as one of five global Young Spokespeople for its Man and Biosphere programme.
CeSAM is a UiB initiative to gather and coordinate research and education of relevance to the management of our land and marine areas. Many of the big challenges of our time - climate crisis, biodiversity crisis, health, food, societal planning - meet in the decision-making around spatial planning, and we are really seeing these issues high on the agenda in both science and society today.
The Norwegian government has received strong criticism from the office of the Auditor General for the fact that Norway still lacks a comprehensive and cross-sectoral approach, has not prepared national indicators, and lacks ambition almost five years after the sustainability goals were adopted by the UN. Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup asked for input on the action... Read more
På Day Zero av Bærekraftskonferansen i Bergen 2020 myldret det i Storelogen på Kvarteret med over 80 entusiastiske mennesker som kom for å diskutere Nordhordland UNESCO Biosfæreområde som en arena for bærekraftig utvikling. Den interaktive arbeidssmia ble arrangert av UNESCO Chair ved Universitetet i Bergen, den norske UNESCO-kommisjonen, Nordhordland UNESCO Biosfæreområde og det norske FN-... Read more
On Day Zero of the 2020 Bergen SDG Conference, Storelogen at Kvarteret was crowded with more than 80 enthusiastic people eager to discuss Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere as an arena for sustainable development. The interactive workshop was arranged by the UNESCO Chair at the University of Bergen, the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO, Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere and The United Nations... Read more
On Day Zero of the 2020 Bergen SDG Conference, Storelogen at Kvarteret was crowded with more than 80 enthusiastic people eager to discuss Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere as an arena for sustainable development. The interactive workshop was arranged by the UNESCO Chair at the University of Bergen, the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO, Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere and The United Nations... Read more