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Re.Think Talks/Social resilience during times of crisis: what can we learn from those hit the hardest?

The impacts of COVID-19 have hit some communities harder than others, especially in the Global South

WRITTEN BY Sturle Hauge Simonsen
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Re.Think Talks/While all eyes are on COVID-19, the Amazon forest is burning

While all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Amazon forest is burning to the point of becoming a planetary emergency.

WRITTEN BY Fredrik Moberg
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Re.Think Talks/The role of food in the pandemic: food security, shocks and transformations

Food has amplified the devastating effects caused by COVID-19 and exposed vulnerabilities across our food system

WRITTEN BY Amanda Wood
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Re.Think Talks/Sense making in crisis

The old gatekeepers like the media have been bypassed. What does this mean during a crisis when we need to make rapid decisions under uncertainty?

WRITTEN BY Owen Gaffney
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Re.Think Talks/Pandemics, health and global change: how are they connected?

What is the connection between environmental change and diseases such as coronaviruses? How strong is this connection, can we really blame bats, and what does the future of disease risks look like?

WRITTEN BY Victor Galaz
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Commentary/Imagine all the people – a resilient future in 2050

The year is 2050, world population has reached 10 billion and the vast majority of people live in cities. The biosphere – for decades under catastrophic pressure – experienced a turn of fortune in 2030, when the sustainable development goals were declared a success. Climate change was halted below 2 degrees. Ecosystem restoration and protection secured degrading ecosystem services and coastlines. Investments in agriculture created resilient supply chains, and financial innovations placed resources in the hands of local communities. The tide was turned.

WRITTEN BY Marika Haeggman
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Commentary/Finding Somalia’s missing fisheries

For decades, Somalia has faced recurring famines and food crises resulting from droughts, poor government policies, or inaction amid civil war. Could the country’s fisheries become a beacon of hope for food security and poverty alleviation, despite piracy and poaching revealed by a recent reassessment of fish catches?

WRITTEN BY Lo Persson & Ida Karlsson
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Commentary/Forest communities find new ways to tackle future agricultural challenges

The Majang people in Ethiopia are facing challenges that resonate through the country’s food production system. Via a mapping exercise, they visualise differences between where development is heading and where the community wants to go, with lessons for agricultural development on a national level.

WRITTEN BY Marika Haeggman
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Feature/Taming the genie in the forest of the devil’s trees

Exports of argan oil from the forests of Morocco have boomed in the past two decades. But what impact has this had on the forests and the local communities who value them?

WRITTEN BY Lucas Laursen
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Commentary/What causes abrupt changes in ecosystems?

Large and abrupt changes in forests, coral reefs, and Arctic sea ice are generally driven by climate change, food production, and urbanisation. Managing their causes can reduce the occurrence of these shifts around the world and ensure the well-being of local communities.