In our rapidly globalizing world - characterised by growing complexities and uncertainty – continuous readjustment of the scientific basis of sustainable developmennt (SD) is a prerequisite for sustainability and resilience. We shed light on the shift in international discourse concerning culural diversity and SD. We analyse worldviews as a constitutive element of SD, proposing to re-interpret SD as a joint worldview-construct in progress, embracing a multiplicity of visions and knowledges. Through critical literature review, we identify transdisciplinarity, co-creation of knowledge and inra-/inter-cultural dialogue as a necessity for SD to retain its ‚universal‘ appeal. Transversal thinking, biocultural diversity and trends within SD research act as a guide throughout our reflection on knowledge-creation for and interpretation of SD, starting from a worldviews perspective and interdisciplinarity.
|Title of host publication||Reviewed Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Scientific International Conference for PhD students and assistants QUAERE 2013 vol. III|
|Place of Publication||Hradec Králové, Czech Republic|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||QUAERE 2013 - e-conference, Czech Republic|
Duration: 20 May 2013 → 24 May 2013
|Period||20/05/13 → 24/05/13|