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Nidia Catherine Gonzalez Pineros

Professoressa a contratto

Dipartimento di Beni Culturali

Temi di ricerca

Parole chiave: Governanza ambientale, Innovazione tecnologica, politiche etniche, governanza locale

My research interest lies in understanding how local and global environmental governance can bridge to solve trans-national environmental problems, and how strategic resources in developing countries can be used to explore alternative mechanisms of regulation including intergenerational rights and new environmental policy instruments. Much of my recent work also explores how socio-technological innovation and institutional transformations produce and reproduce power relations, boundaries / synergies in the global South with implications for “new earth system governance”. I’m interested in the empirical dimensions of these dynamics, especially inter scalar innovation processes.

My work comprises three principal themes:

Local governance and NEPI (New Environmental Policy Instrument): limits and opportunities in deriving co-benefits from innovation in policy.
Design of Innovation and local governance in forest: TEK, Traditional Ecological knowledge and SNM, Strategic Niches Management.
Open science and Institutional Challenges for the new millennium: allocation and optimal policy decision-making in forest landscape
My research works perspective is interdisciplinary and aims to design “science for/with society” and “society making full use of science” for bottom-up solutions facing environmental problems in developing countries.