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Global Assemblages, Resilience, and Earth Stewardship in the Anthropocene

In this paper, we argue that the Anthropocene is an epoch characterized not only by the anthropogenic dominance of the Earth’s ecosystems but also by new forms of environmental governance and institutions. Echoing the literature in political ecology, we call … Continue reading

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Illusions of Resilience? An Analysis of Community Responses to Change

This article contributes to our understanding of community resilience. Community resilience is the ability of a community to cope and adjust to stresses caused by social, political, and environmental change and to engage community resources to overcome adversity and take … Continue reading

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Indigenous Knowledge, Science, and Resilience: on Knowledge Integration

Despite the increasing trend worldwide of integrating indigenous and scientific knowledge in natural resource management, there has been little stock-taking of literature on lessons learned from bringing indigenous knowledge and science together and the implications for maintaining and building social-ecological … Continue reading

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Resilience: Understanding Adaptation and Transformation through Indigenous Practice

Resilience is emerging as a promising vehicle for improving management of social-ecological systems that can potentially lead to more sustainable arrangements between environmental and social spheres. Central to an understanding of how to support resilience is the need to understand … Continue reading

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Studying the Complexity of Change: Understanding Deliberate Social-ecological Transformations

Faced with numerous seemingly intractable social and environmental challenges, many scholars and practitioners are increasingly interested in understanding how to actively engage and transform the existing systems holding such problems in place. Although a variety of analytical models have emerged … Continue reading

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Transformational Change: Creating a Safe Operating Space for Humanity

Many ecologists and environmental scientists witnessing the scale of current environmental change are becoming increasingly alarmed about how humanity is pushing the boundaries of the Earth’s systems beyond sustainable levels. The world urgently needs global society to redirect itself toward … Continue reading

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Navigating Social-Ecological Systems: Building Resilience for Complexity and Change

In the effort towards sustainability, it has become increasingly important to develop new conceptual frames to understand the dynamics of social and ecological systems. Drawing on complex systems theory, this book investigates how human societies deal with change in linked … Continue reading

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Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity

Anthropogenic pressures on the Earth System have reached a scale where abrupt global environmental change can no longer be excluded. We propose a new approach to global sustainability in which we define planetary boundaries within which we expect that humanity … Continue reading

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Resilience Thinking – Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World

The gains achieved by the reengineering of the planet have not been without costs, and as we enter the twenty-first century these costs are mounting rapidly. It is now widely apparent that humanity’s use of the biosphere is not sustainable. … Continue reading

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Resilience and Sustainable Development – Theory of Resilience, Systems Thinking and Adaptive Governance

This ESDN Quarterly Report (QR) provides a condensed overview of the concept of resilience. Despite the complexity of the theory behind resilience, this QR tries to communicate the main notions behind this concept in a way that is understandable and … Continue reading

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