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Feature/Challenges along Guyana’s alternative development path

Can a forest conservation programme funded by Norway keep the nation’s forests intact while respecting indigenous rights and fostering other economic interests?

WRITTEN BY Erica Gies
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Feature/Globalisation and global warming threaten Inuit food security

Indigenous peoples face twin challenges to their food security: global warming and globalisation. Old ways are threatened. New foods are often unhealthier. Lou Del Bello explores how new ways of self-organisation may help support resilience in the Far North.

WRITTEN BY Lou Del Bello
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Commentary/Pollution lessons from the Himalayan foothills

Regions like Pakistan, already naturally prone to heavy-metal contamination, also experience high levels of added pollution from human activities. How can understanding chemical risk in Pakistan help us to address chemical pollution, in order to protect our future – and our children?

WRITTEN BY Avit K. Bhowmik
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Opinion/We all want to be resilient. Or do we?

“Resilience” has attracted different definitions over the years. Explore with us what we think it actually means to be resilient.

WRITTEN BY Belinda Reyers & Michele-Lee Moore
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Opinion/Starting with six Ps

Putting the social in social-ecological systems means getting people, place, power, and more into discussions of resilience. This requires an openness to very different schools of thought – and crossing some new frontiers in resilience research.

WRITTEN BY Katrina Brown
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Commentary/Making resilience, adaptation, and transformation real

Researchers have been working on a new way of examining the changes needed in social-ecological systems to achieve desired sustainability goals through the RAPTA (Resilience, Adaptation Pathways and Transformation Assessment) approach. Pilot projects in Ethiopia translate sometimes unfamiliar terms to reality.

WRITTEN BY Yiheyis Maru & Deborah O'Connell
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Feature/Scientists jam with musicians, artists to stir public passion for nature

Scientists, development practitioners, and policy thinkers joined artists and musicians at the Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm in August.

WRITTEN BY Megan Rowling
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Feature/How Kenya’s herders got their livestock insured

Researchers puzzled out how to include dryland livestock herders in the global insurance market. Their next challenge is to stay in balance with a changing ecosystem.

WRITTEN BY Lucas Laursen
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Commentary/Resilience 2017 in 7 quotes

A recent gathering in Stockholm brought together academic, artistic, and practitioner communities to discuss the latest in resilience research, and what might be next.

WRITTEN BY Owen Gaffney
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Opinion/Why resilience?

With only a few days to go before the start of the science conference “Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability”, Stockholm Resilience Centre science director Carl Folke reflects: why resilience?

WRITTEN BY Carl Folke