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Science, Open Communication and Sustainable Development
AbstractOne of the prerequisites for sustainable development is knowledge, in order to inform coping with sustainability threats and to support innovative sustainability pathways. Transferring knowledge is therefore a fundamental challenge for sustainability, in a context where external knowledge must be integrated with local knowledge in order to promote user-driven action. But effective local co-production of knowledge requires ongoing local access to existing scientific and technical knowledge so that users start on a level playing field. The information technology revolution can be a powerful enabler of such access if intellectual property obstacles can be overcome, with a potential to transform prospects for sustainability in many parts of the world.
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Wilbanks, J.T.; Wilbanks, T.J. Science, Open Communication and Sustainable Development. Sustainability 2010, 2, 993-1015.View more citation formats
Wilbanks JT, Wilbanks TJ. Science, Open Communication and Sustainable Development. Sustainability. 2010; 2(4):993-1015.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wilbanks, John T.; Wilbanks, Thomas J. 2010. "Science, Open Communication and Sustainable Development." Sustainability 2, no. 4: 993-1015.