An inclusive typology of values for navigating transformations towards a just and sustainable future

Christopher M. Raymond*, Christopher B. Anderson, Simone Athayde, Arild Vatn, Ariane M. Amin, Paola Arias-Arévalo, Michael Christie, Mariana Cantú-Fernández, Rachelle K. Gould, Austin Himes, Jasper O. Kenter, Dominic Lenzi, Barbara Muraca, Ranjini Murali, Sebastian O'Connor, Unai Pascual, Sonya Sachdeva, Aibek Samakov, Eglee Zent

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Achieving the intertwined goals of justice and sustainability requires transformative changes to meaningfully engage diverse perspectives. Therefore, scholars and policymakers need new ways of recognising and addressing nature's multiple values across cultures, disciplines and other knowledge traditions. By reviewing academic publications, policy documents and Indigenous and local community sources, we developed an inclusive typology of nature's values to clarify value concepts and guide their consideration in decisions. Through case studies, we illustrate how navigating ‘horizontal’ and ‘vertical’ interactions within and across this typology can help confront plural-value challenges, such as enhancing inclusive participation in environmental research and practice, and effective management of socio-environmental conflicts. We conclude by exploring how this typology of values can further leverage transformative change in other decision-making contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101301
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent opinion in environmental sustainability
Early online date19 Sept 2023
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2023


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