My life – professionally and personally – can, perhaps, be summed up in this self-composed text, posted on the doors of all offices I have occupied, in a number of countries on several continents.
A new species of spider is named in honor of fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld. It remains to be seen if this will have any effect when it comes to biodiversity conservation, of this as well as other (very) small species.
About the conference "International Situation and Collaboration in the Black, Mediterranean and Baltic Seas - Legal, Economic and Environmental Aspects" (Sofia, Bulgaria, 5-7 June 2019), organized by the Black Sea Institute Association.
The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg made a presentation to the EU Parliament's Environment Committee on 16 April 2019. It focused on the need for action by the EU, and addressed among others the upcoming EU elections.
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Western ideas of environmental conservation, often extended to cover traditional cultures, have sometimes conflicting relations with indigenous wisdom about conservation. Jane Goodal is presented as a case in point.
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CBNRM Networking is Norwegian NGO working in the area of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) globally. It grew out of the World Bank's "CBNRM Initiative". It manages, among others, CBNRM Net.
Internasjonalisering er i skuddet. Hvordan brukes begrepet, og hvordan bør det forstås? Dette er et aktuelt tema i forbindelse med den årlige Agderkonferansen som ble arrangert i Kristiansand 20. januar 2019.
On the World Bank funded project "Lagos Metropolitan Development Project" in Nigeria I worked with villagers to plan community infrastructure. On one occasion I was challenged to paddle on of the local small wooden boats.