Dr. Laura M. Pereira is currently a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre working on sustainability transformations and futures in the Global South. She is also a senior researcher at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. Having completed her DPhil in Geography at Oxford University in 2012, she undertook post-docs in sustainability science at Harvard’s Kennedy School and at the University of Cape Town before moving to Stellenbosch University to research development in the Anthropocene. She is interested in the interface between traditional knowledge and innovation, the role of futures techniques in transformative change and developing innovative methods for knowledge co-production in Global South contexts. Laura sits on the IPBES Task Force on scenarios and models and the FACCE-JPI Scientific Advisory Board.