Environmental capacity building through knowledge transfer partnerships

Hope, Alex and O'Brien, Geoff (2010) Environmental capacity building through knowledge transfer partnerships. The Environmentalist, 96. pp. 12-16. ISSN 0251-1088

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Abstract

This paper describes the need for organisations to develop adaptive capacity in the face of environmental challenges. It argues that "knowledge transfer" can provide a useful mechanism for developing this environmental adaptive capacity and outlines the experiences of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between North Tyneside Council and Northumbria University. Initial findings from the partnership suggest that the knowledge and skills transferred to the local authority through knowledge transfer, are already building capacity within the organisation, and beginning to filter down to private sector companies involved with the authority and the communities who they represent.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Originally presented at the Environmental Knowledge Exchange 2010 held at Manchester Conference Centre,on 27 January 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge transfer, adaptive capacity, environment, climate change, organisational learning
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 12:57
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2017 06:33
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3358

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