A new Centre for Sustainability Transitions has been created at Stellenbosch University. This centre builds on the former Centre for Complex Systems in Transition.
In sub-Saharan Africa, almost 1,400,000 km² of land spread across many countries — from Kenya to South Africa — is dedicated to “trophy” (recreational) hunting. Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.
The CST seeks a PhD student interested in working on issues related to energy transitions, particularly focused on the ‘institutional work’ of aligning investments in the energy transition with social equity outcomes.
In a new article published in the journal One Earth, scientists from the University of Helsinki in Finland, Flinders University in Australia and Stellenbosch University in South Africa have reviewed more than 1,000 studies on recreational hunting. This is the first attempt to summarize the scientific literature examining the biodiversity and social effects of recreational hunting globally.