Senior advisor, SwedBio
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- Malmer is an agronomist and engaged in national and international policy processes related to biodiversity, indigenous and local knowledge and pratices and human rights
- Malmer facilitates dialogues across knowledge systems and co-production of knowledge, based on equity, reciprocity and usefulness for all involved.
- Malmer is a passionate gardener, seed-saver, mushroom-picker and shepherd.
Pernilla Malmer is a senior advisor for SwedBio, working on issues connected to agriculture and biodiversity
Pernilla Malmer is an agronomist by training and her professional experience is about indigenous peoples organizations and networks, farmers' organizations, NGOs and biodiversity/agriculture networks in general, linking local action to global policy processes. Her expertise comprises agricultural biodiversity and farming systems, indigenous and local knowledge systems and practices, and the corresponding links to social-ecological resilience, human wellbeing and human rights.
Malmer is engaged in national and international policy processes related to biodiversity and ecosystem governance such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) and the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT PGRFA).
Further, Malmer actively nurtures biocultural diversity in practice as a gardener, seed-saver, mushroom-picker, shepherd and farm-worker in her own neighbourhood in Uppsala and in Hälsingland.
News articles with Malmer, Pernilla
Research news | 2022-12-22
Human rights gain recognition in new biodiversity framework
The new Global Biodiversity Framework adopted at COP15 takes the important step of recognising the rights of Indigenous peoples, local communities, women and youth
Research news | 2022-03-15
Will COP15 make or break hopes for saving global biodiversity?
As the UN CBD COP15 pre-negotiations proceed in Geneva we explain why biodiversity governance is at a crossroads and why discussions on human rights and gender equality must become more prominent
General news | 2020-06-04
IPBES wins the 2020 Gothenburg Sustainability Award
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services rewarded for its “assiduous and scientifically credible work”. Centre staff has been deeply involved in the platform’s work
Research news | 2020-05-11
If you want better conservation, you need to recognize and engage with local experts
Why mobilizing different types of knowledges creates opportunities for long-term sustainable governance
Publications by Malmer, Pernilla
Working with Indigenous, local and scientific knowledge in assessments of nature and nature’s linkages with people
Journal / article | 2020
Working with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) is vital for inclusive assessments of nature and nature’s linkages with people. Indigenous peoples’ concepts about what constitutes sustainability, for example, differ markedly from dominant sustainability discourses. The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) is promoting dialogue across different knowledge systems globally. In 2017, member ...
Importance of Indigenous Peoples’ lands for the conservation of Intact Forest Landscapes
Journal / article | 2020
Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) are critical strongholds for the environmental services that they provide, not least for their role in climate protection. On the basis of information about the distributions of IFLs and Indigenous Peoples’ lands, we examined the importance of these areas for conserving the world's remaining intact forests. We determined that at least 36% of IFLs are within Indigenous Peoples’ lands, making the...
Mobilisation of indigenous and local knowledge as a source of useable evidence for conservation partnerships
Book chapter | 2020
Mobilising indigenous and local knowledge systems has the potential to make their critical knowledge about landscapes and biodiversity meaningful as evidence in conservation and governance. Collaborative approaches to conservation must be equitable and just to be effective in the long term. The Multiple Evidence Base (MEB) is an inclusive approach to combining diverse sources of evidence. We review uptake of the MEB approach a...