CLUSTER ON ADAPTATION TO AND MITIGATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Why KEKO cluster?
Today, society has a wealth of data and evidence-based knowledge on the drastically deteriorating environmental situation and science-based solutions to overcome them. However, the substantive awareness of environmental problems and the solutions proposed by natural scientists (e.g. ecological restoration, restorative agriculture, permanent forestry, compensatory forestry) are not translated into enforceable practices by lawmakers and decision-makers or are distorted.
The ambition of the KEKO cluster is to use interdisciplinary teams, including social science expertise, to build a "translation engine" to translate scientific knowledge into practical, sustainability-effective and non-harmful solutions. In other words, it would identify the causes of the gaps between science and real-world practices and, based on knowledge of the principles of change in thinking and behaviour, build a process model for the more immediate application of scientific information in decision-making processes (e.g. at national, municipal, business level).