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Feature/Moving from “doing less badly” to “sustainability”

It’s time to start thinking about development that benefits both people and the planet. It’s time to talk about transformation, and changing the way we change.

WRITTEN BY Marika Haeggman
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Opinion/Looking further, looking deeper – rethinking disaster resilience

The magnitude of a disaster is not measured solely by the size of an earthquake or strength of a storm. It depends on how societies are structured and organised, as this affects their disaster resilience.

WRITTEN BY Helena Hermansson & Sara Bondesson
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Commentary/Hillside communities learn to mitigate landslide risks

Every year landslides cause loss of life and damage to property in Colombia. People in informal urban settlements are particularly exposed. With support from local government, researchers, and others, they can understand – and work to mitigate – such risks.

WRITTEN BY Harry Smith, Soledad Garcia-Ferrari, Gabriela M Medero & Helena Rivera
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Feature/Squeezing water from a drying Himalayan desert

Hydrologists work with mountain farmers in Nepal to meet changing climate challenges. In the process they're learning to use local insight to guide their data collection.

WRITTEN BY Lucas Laursen
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Feature/Traversing the dry corridor

Environmental changes in the Dry Corridor - Corredor Seco - and Atlantic Coast have driven migration in Honduras, one of the countries most affected by climate change. Here, women have gathered together in old and new collectives, as they struggle to create economic opportunities and grow crops against increasing weather variability.

WRITTEN BY Monica Pelliccia
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Commentary/Global gambles in the Age of Humans

People’s activities have changed the whole planet so much that they are triggering entirely new types of risks. Cutting-edge research looks at improving the odds for our gambles with the Earth, both now and into the future.

WRITTEN BY Patrick W. Keys
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Commentary/Trading off Nile perch futures

East Africa’s Lake Victoria faces immediate problems. The solutions lie in long-term perspectives.

WRITTEN BY Andrea Downing
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Opinion/Rethinking 2017 while looking ahead to 2018

Turning the calendar to a new year, whether lunar or solar, presents an opportunity for reflection and celebration. Rethink’s editors take a stab at both.

WRITTEN BY Marika Haeggman & Naomi Lubick
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Commentary/Urban Earth

A call for “new urban knowledge” – and a little bit of tinkering – might help to address how cities and their regions can develop resilience in the face of a quickly urbanising planet.

WRITTEN BY Thomas Elmqvist & Timon McPhearson
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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