Environmental capacity building through knowledge transfer partnerships

Alex Hope, Geoff O'Brien

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Journalthe environmentalist
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2010


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