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Theme/Knowledge matters

There are different ways of knowing. SwedBio, a programme at Stockholm Resilience Centre, works to connect knowledge systems that provide diverse and valid manifestations of knowledge.

WRITTEN BY Hannah Griffiths-Berggren & Daniele Crimella
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Commentary/Building resilience one mangrove forest at a time

Mangrove forests protect coastal communities from floods and provide livelihoods, resources, and many other functions, but they are one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems. Across the globe, different initiatives are now working to secure these vital watery forests.

WRITTEN BY Ida Gabrielsson, Simone Verkaart & Nathanial Matthews
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Commentary/The guardians of the Earth’s ecosystems

Frontline environmental defenders are critical in safeguarding healthy ecosystems. They work tirelessly to protect biodiversity and uphold human rights, and their efforts need to be formally recognised.

WRITTEN BY Claudia Ituarte-Lima
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Commentary/Changing behaviour to improve sustainability

Media and research remind us daily of the dire risks of climate change, overfishing, industrial agriculture, freshwater depletion, deforestation, and loss of wildlife. How can we create behaviours that benefit people and the planet?

WRITTEN BY Shauna Mahajan & Kate Graves
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Commentary/Cleaning up Lilongwe River

How hundreds of tonnes of organic waste in the Malawian capital were turned into a precious resource – compost manure – that helps poor farmers increase their yields.

WRITTEN BY Jessica Kavonic & Stephen Chiunjira
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Feature/Greenpoint returns to its ‘greener’ days

From Brooklyn to Bangalore, community networks and collaboration yield success – and lessons, for governance and community involvement elsewhere.

WRITTEN BY Johanna Jelinek Boman
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Feature/Rediscovering local wild food in South Africa’s Western Cape

Dutch colonists introduced commercial farming techniques to the region more than 300 years ago. Today, local wild food activists are working with communities to reintroduce endemic edible plants into the local food system, recover long-lost food heritages, and potentially help save the threatened biodiversity of the Cape.

WRITTEN BY Megan Lindow
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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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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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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