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Anu Jogesh

Anu Jogesh is the policy and governance lead for Acclimatise in India. She was also a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi where she worked on a three-year project examining State Action Plans on Climate Change in India and authored a chapter for the Handbook on Climate Change in India (OUP, 2012).

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What is Resilience?

Put simply resilience is the ability of a system to absorb shock and carry on performing the function that it was designed to do. The system can be anything from global supply chains to individual houses, from transport networks to local allotments. Resilience is a response to the realisation that we have designed our world to work well, so long as nothing changes very much. Our trains run unless there is bad weather, our energy supplies are secure unless there is an earthquake and our communities hang together until there is cause to riot.

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Balancing efficiency and resilience: a r...
General

Over the course of evolution, ecosystems have perfected their strategies for long-ter...

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Natural buffers: managing wetlands for f...
Biodiversity, Communities

For years communities across the world have suffered the devastating effects of flood...

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Biodiversity, Communities, Transport, Food

The winter weather was quite something wasn’t it? Our newspapers and TV channel...

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Cities

It is becoming increasingly clear that cities are important arenas for climate change...

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Cities

During Herman Cain’s brief moment as the leader of the Republican primary pack ...

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The New Energy ROI: Resilience, Optional...
Energy

In March 2005 I wrote the following: “In 1934, Aldo Leopold, a young professor...

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Biodiversity

White sandy beaches, crystal clear seas, coral reefs and guaranteed sunshine. These a...

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Perceptions of Food Security, Fragility ...
Food

A recent food security panel held by Columbia University’s Earth Inst...

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Focussing on urban resilience...
Cities

Four-and-a-half years ago, Hurricane Katrina plowed into the coast of Louisiana, pumm...

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Early Warning Signs: Maths and Sudden Sh...
Cities, Biodiversity, Communities, Transport, Energy, Food

Rapid shifts are the hallmarks of climate change, epileptic seizures, financial crise...

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Resilience does much more than prevent c...
Cities, Biodiversity, Communities, Transport, Energy, Food

The news wires were on fire last month as they excitedly announced that scientists ma...

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Security by Design...
Communities

It is commonly assumed that our national security depends only on our capacity to pro...

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