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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
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Commentary/The science and art of wayfinding

A new tool for resilience assessment is inspired by the Polynesian seafarers’ approach to navigation. Wayfinder will build on insights from science and practice to enable planners and practitioners to understand and enhance resilience.

WRITTEN BY Linn Järnberg
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Feature/Women hunters in the octopuses’ gardens

Octopus represents both food and profit for small-scale fishers who live along the shores of the western Indian Ocean. Changes in the region have implications for fisherwomen that need to be addressed by fisheries policy and management to become more gender equitable.

WRITTEN BY Liz Drury O'Neill
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Feature/Can bushmeat feed families without emptying forests?

As hunting threatens wild game species worldwide, hunters in the Amazon seek new ways to maintain this key source of protein and income.

WRITTEN BY Barbara Fraser
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Opinion/Big donor agencies need to change. Here’s why

Despite the real improvements made in tackling extreme poverty, big development gaps persist. These reflect problems of equity, quality of services, and how to manage crises, emergencies, and complexity – and require new responses to achieve long-lasting change.

WRITTEN BY Leni Wild
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Opinion/How to eat for health and for a healthy planet

The discussions at next week’s fourth meeting of the Stockholm Food Forum will be the basis of a recipe to improve people’s health and the planet’s.

WRITTEN BY Johan Rockström