CST WEBINAR SERIES A roadmap to redefine humanity’s relationship with the ocean – Thursday, August 20, 2020, 13:00—14:00 (GMT+2)

A roadmap to redefine humanity’s relationship
with the ocean  Thursday, August 20th from 13:00—14:00 (GMT+2)
This webinar will take place online
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A roadmap to redefine humanity’s relationship with the ocean 
This series brings together scientists, practitioners and societal actors who use the frameworks of complexity and resilience thinking in their daily work to make sense of the complex dynamics of change and transformative processes. There will be a special focus on how these ideas and practices are used in current times and how local and regional processes and perspectives are being shaped by applying the theoretical concepts and tools for fostering more resilient organisations, communities and decision-making strategies. 

Mark Swilling and Tanya Brodie Rudolph from the CST and Philile Mbatha from UCT worked in collaboration with researchers from the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the University of Washington and World Fish, as well as the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to create a Blue Paper for the High Level Panel for the Ocean on a transition to a sustainable ocean economy. These findings were also published a month later in a perspective piece in Nature Communications. The three local authors will take attendees through their key findings, sketching a road map to redefine the relationship between humanity and the ocean. More information is available hereDiscussants: Prof Mark Swilling, Tanya Brodie Rudolph, Dr Philile Mbatha
Moderator: Dr Rika Preiser Register in advance for this webinar:
https://maties.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8SWHErYuQGeHl82hdYLaCQ Prof Mark Swilling is Co-Director of the Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Programme Coordinator of the Sustainable Development Programme in the School of Public Leadership and the Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute.The primary research focus of his career can be defined as ‘societal transitions’ within the wider discipline of sustainability science and governance, with a particular contextual focus on urban sustainability. He has published over 60 academic articles/book chapters and several books including (with Eve Annecke) Just Transitions: Explorations of Sustainability in an Unfair World (2012) – runner-up Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best environmental governance book; Untamed Urbanisms (2015); Greening the South African Economy (2016). HIs latest book  Age of Sustainability: Just Transitions in a Complex World (Routledge 2019) is his most significant academic output. Tanya Brodie Rudolph is an expert in marine and environmental law, with over twenty years of experience. As part of her commercial legal practise, she participated as commercial lead of a team of experts in the development and implementation of multi-million dollar infrastructure investments in the oil and gas sector in South Africa. Tanya has a Master’s degree in financial market law, as well as a Masters in Marine and Environmental Law. She currently runs a trans-disciplinary legal, design and science consultancy to investigate, guide and solve for sustainability solutions. Tanya is a research fellow at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition. Her research focuses on understanding how societal, ecological and normative transformations fit within existing regulatory frameworks, and the evolution required in legal frameworks in order to advance and support systemic change. Tanya has a keen interest in engaging across disciplines nationally and globally in the development of this research area. Dr. Philile Mbatha is a lecturer in the Environmental and Geographical Science Department at the University of Cape Town. Her research and teaching are within the fields of environmental sustainability and human geography, with a specific focus on coastal resource governance and coastal livelihoods. Philile has over 10 years’ experience conducting research on marine and coastal governance and livelihoods related topics in the Western Indian Ocean region of southern Africa, with a specific focus on rural contexts along the coast. Philile is interested in conducting research that can contribute to rural development by linking policy-making platforms and institutional arrangements that manage coastal resources to the people on the ground and their livelihood realities. Philile is also passionate about conducting research on topics that involve fisheries, mining, tourism, as well as broader conservation of coastal resources; exploring different issues including livelihoods, legal pluralism, access, politics, power dynamics, distribution of benefits from resources and plural governance. 
Ideas for the colloquia? Contact hayleyclements@sun.ac.za & joywaddell@sun.ac.za