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November 17 2022 the first ever Nordic UNESCO Chair meeting was held. 11 chairholders met over Teams, representing four different countries: Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
The BIOSPHERE project aims to strengthen social-ecological resilience in peri-urban and rural Norway, and in this project members of the UNESCO Chair group at UiB work together with partners from Nordhordland Biosphere Reserve and Alver municipality. The partners recently visited Kristianstad Vattenrike, Sweden's oldest biosphere reserve, to learn from their experiences of collaboration between... Read more
Members of the UNESCO Chair team and representatives from Nordhordland Biosphere Reserve recently participated in the EuroMAB 2022 conference - "Tying cultures. Crossboarder cooperation between societies and generations."
PostDoc Alicia Donellan Barraclough recently received funding for her project ACTIONABLE from The Norwegian Research Council, under the theme "Areas under pressure". The project is scheduled to start summer 2023. Read more about the project in Alicia's own words below.
One might think that the similarities between farmers in Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and small-scale farmers in China and USA start and end with their occupation, but a new study finds striking similarities in their adaptive responses to the COVID pandemic - some of which should be considered implemented permenantly for more resilient food-production.
We are very pleased and proud to congratulate Dr. Alicia Donnellan Barraclough for receiving funding from the Norwegian Research Council to execute her interdisciplinary project: “ACTIONABLE - Adaptive Co-management to enhance biocultural diversity and sustainable development in coastal communities”.
On Saturday the 23rd of April we showcased Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at the knowledge festival "OPPLEV på Marineholmen", arranged by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Starting a new international project in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic, has meant almost a year of digital meetings for the partners of the CULTIVATE project. In the beginning of March 2022, we finally managed to get together for an in-person meeting in the beautiful Třeboň Basin to discuss next steps.
February 21-22 the original model areas of the Lindås project were revisited after 50 years, in preparation for an upcoming re-sampling to assess the rate and direction of land-use change, nature’s benefit to people and landscape multifunctionality.
Science for nature and people: Webinar celebrating the contribution of research to the evolution of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme throughout the last 50 years. During the morning session we will present and discuss emerging research in sustainability science linked to Biosphere Reserves. In the afternoon we will host a participatory workshop to identify future research horizons... Read more
In an article for Spire, Inger Måren and Vigdis Vandvik explain why we need nature like never before to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals.
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