Exist important gaps between the generation of knowledge on climate change (from research and project experience) and decision making. Universities and higher education institutions in the region have the responsibility and the challenge of providing training on the latest advances in…
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SARAS participates and collaborates in organizing national participatory workshops on climate change Uruguay is in the process of preparing its National Plan for Climate Change Adaptation for the Agricultural Sector (PNA - Agro), which was established by the United Nations…
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The agricultural sector is highly dependent on climate conditions. It becomes vitally important to identify alternatives for adapting to variability and climate change in the country's different productive sectors in order to reduce vulnerability and increase system resilience. In this…
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The Annual Report describes activities and main areas of work for 2016. Click to download our Annual Report  * Clic here to acces Critical transitions, the movie    
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The First Seminar and Public Debate about the emerging territories in the Eastern Region of Uruguay, called “East wind” is going to take place from September 14th to 16th 2017, in Maldonado, Uruguay. The abstracts for paper and poster presentations…
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The processes of analysis and decision making linked to the management of climate variability and climate change are characterized by high complexity and considerable uncertainty. In this contex, the analysis of alternatives and approaches to reduce vulnerability and increase the…
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The main challenge in solving environmental problems is knowledge management, not the absence of knowledge. From formal and informal settings, the information that is generated needs to be disseminated for the whole society, to be shared, discussed and into new knowledge. In this context, SARAS will present the mission…
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..... A workshop on Instruments for Water Co-management: network methodology tools was conducted by researchers María Mancilla García (Stockholm Resilience Center) and Cristina Zurbriggen (University of the Republic of Uruguay) on May 11 & 12, 2017 at SARAS Institute. The target audience…
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On Tuesday, May 2, the SARAS Institute had the honour of receiving the visit of the Swedish Minister for Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi, together with an official delegation. The main reason for the meeting was to explore lines of cooperation…
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The implementation of initiatives to address climate change issues is often undermined by the lack of sound scientific information that supports them. Between 2011 and 2015, the Climate and Development Alliance (CDKN) provided funding for 16 research projects on climate…
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In March, 2015, SARAS Board Member and current SARAS co-director Professor Laurie Beth Clark asked American writer, poet and translator, current board member of SARAS Jesse Lee   Kercheval  about involving poets in the next SARAS conference.  Kercheval proposed editing a…
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..... Dr. Marten Scheffer has been distinguished by The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category, for contributing decisively to what the jury describes as "one of the major challenges" of this scientific discipline: to…
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Decision Making and Climate Change: Closing the Gap Between Science and Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, a book recently published by
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Nestor Mazzeo, Director of Science of the SARAS Institute received the Luz y Verdad Award from the B'nai B'rith Foundation of Uruguay. 
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Since 2012, the SARAS Institute has participated in the National Science Club Fair organized by the Department of Scientific Culture of the Ministry of Education, 
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The 1st Latin American Congress on Research and Interdisciplinary Higher Education took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on September 2016.
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The course, “Socio-Ecological Systems:  Structure, Dynamics and Management,” (offered in 2015 at the School of Sciences and the School of Engineering) was offered during the second semester of 2016 at the SARAS Institute Headquarters.
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Uruguay has developed this past year different initiatives that refer to the elaboration of policies or strategies using a participative approach. 
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Fourth triennial conference on resilience taking place in Stockholm 21-23 August 2017
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View our 2015 Annual Report here.
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The Latin American and Caribbean region has one of the richest renewable energy sources in the world.
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