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Monica Picavea participated in the Resilience Conference 2

RESILIENCE 2017

 

Monica Picavea, director of the Sustainability Workshop, participated in the Resilience 2017 in the city of Stockholm. The conference takes place every 3 years, since 2008, from discussing resilience as a key to science based on conserving and regenerating the biosphere.

This year has greatly reflected the scientific progress made, and demonstrate a promising future for research in this direction. . .

The main focus of this conference was Global Sustainability, its challenges and opportunities that nowadays strongly influence speed, scale and connectivity in the Anthropocene, that is, in our world, where we place human beings at the center of everything.

For Director of Stockolm Resilience Center, Carl Folke, Resilience thinking has become part of practice, policy and business across the globe, ranging from poverty alleviation to policy frameworks and business strategies to anticipating and respond to change and crisis.

Not only as a strategy of survival, but of evolvement. Folke uses as an example that resilience thinking played a central role in the governance of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and in assessing the future of the Arctic.

The Global Resilience Partnership, convened by the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID and Sida, Sweden, aims to help millions in Africa and Asia build more resilient futures.

Resilience thinking is part of the management of landscapes and diverse landscapes, from water managers and farmers to municipalities and urban planners (eg, Andersson et al., 2014, Harrison et al., 2014, Lengnick, 2015, Sellberg et al. , 2015; Walker & Salt, 2012).

In collaboration with the 100 RESILIENT CITIES movement, the focus has been on the ability of individuals, communities, institutions, companies and systems within a city to survive, adapt and develop, regardless of the type of chronic stress and acute shocks they experience.

In the Transition Cities Movement, resilience thinking has been used as an organizing principle by communities to challenge the status quo and to design and shape alternative futures (Brown, 2014). New collaborations for building resilience have emerged, such as the global flood resilience alliance initiated by an insurance company, or the Resilience Action Initiative of several multinational corporations (Kupers, 2014), focused on practical actions to deal with turbulent times in the context of food, water, energy and climate, and to strengthen the capacity to adapt their own operations in the communities with which they interact and depend.

In 2008, the World Resources Institute published, with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Bank, the Roots of Resilience: Growing the Wealth of the Poor “. Level Panel on Global Sustainability produced for the Rio + 20 event in 2012, the report “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing”. The Global Risks 2013 Report of the World Economic Forum focused on resilience and “Resilient Dynamism” was the theme for the annual meeting of the 2013 Forum. These reflect, plus a few more examples. So we can see that over the years, resilience has been increasingly widespread.

According to Monica Picavea, who participated in the event, there was also a huge need to connect academia and practice, making them both in the same movement of evolution and increasing exponentially their action, since time is something we do not have to challenges we are currently facing.

Maid 1000 people from all over the world were present at this event.

More information about how the event was, you consegie on the site:

www.resilience2017.org