Motivations and mechanisms, History and culture, Authority and governance, and Options
Below are a set of themes and questions that could be explored in the Transformative Change assessment.
Motivations and mechanisms
What are the different ways that transformative change can be understood? What values or assumptions are embedded in these different framings and motivations?
Why and how does transformative change happen in different settings?
Why and how does transformative change not happen in different settings?
Who (and what) participates and how in transformative change in different settings?
History and culture
How have past transformative changes brought different societies to where they are now?
How can historical and cultural traditions, identities and meaning be maintained or enhanced while facilitating transformative change for biodiversity?
What existing value systems and societal commitments are in support of, or in tension with, transformative change for biodiversity? At what levels of social organisation do these operate?
Authority and governance
How can decisions about transformative change be made amenable to public deliberation and participation?
How can decisions about transformative change take account of the values and needs of different levels of social organisation?
How can decisions about transformative change take account of inequality and inequity in the distribution of resources?
What kinds of transformative change for biodiversity might be appropriate for different settings and why?
What kinds of governance arrangments might be necessary to ensure transformative change for biodiversity is appropriate and desireable in different settings and why?
What kinds of knowledge (paradigms, methods, terminology) enable or constrain different approaches to transformative change for biodiversity?