Greening the grey in Washington DC – a resilience success story

September 4, 2020 Get Resilient 0

By Amanda Rycerz, Will Bugler, Lydia Messling, and Georgina Wade for Resilience Shift. The pioneering infrastructure project to upgrade Washington DC’s combined sewer system used green infrastructure to reduce capital cost and build resilience to […]

The $300 bean stew: report uncovers huge disparity in affordability of food around the world

January 9, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: The World Food Programme The cost of a plate of food in the world’s poorest countries can reach hundreds of US dollars in purchasing power equivalent, new research from the World Food Programme has […]

China’s fight against desertification should not be done at the cost of water security

December 22, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Kai Schwärzel United Nations University For the first time, China has hosted a major global event on desertification and land degradation, COP13 — the 13th meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The […]

The chokepoints that threaten the global food trade

October 13, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Gracie Pearsall A recent report published by the UK think-tank, Chatham House, has identified 14 critical locations that, while integral to global food trade, are also extremely at risk to the effects of climate change. The report […]

Planning for yesterday: why are we building as if we live in a stationary climate?

January 7, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler When planners, architects and designers build major pieces of infrastructure they, very prudently, consider the impact of future extreme weather events. However as thousands of flood victims in the north of England […]

Balancing efficiency and resilience: a recipe for systems that last

August 2, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Ella Jamsin Over the course of evolution, ecosystems have perfected their strategies for long-term prosperity, in particular by balancing efficiency with what makes systems resilient to perturbations. After over four billion years of natural […]

Our wet winter showed the relevance of resilience… and how far we are from getting it right

March 15, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler The winter weather was quite something wasn’t it? Our newspapers and TV channels were saturated with images of the kind that would have made biblical people stop mocking Noah. Reporter after reporter […]

Connecting the dots: sharing knowledge to build climate resilient green economies

March 4, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Susannah Fisher Climate change policymakers need to be able to find information that matters quickly, so they can use the most up-to-date knowledge on climate resilient planning to develop policies. When they enter the […]

Water, conflict and rediscovering traditional knowledge in Kenya

February 14, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Joab Omondi As climate change continues to bite hard in developing countries, many governments in Africa have come to realise that there is an urgent need for adaptation to cushion their people against climate […]

Food systems will not adapt to climate change without seed diversity warns new report

December 10, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Global food systems will struggle to adapt to climate change unless urgent action is taken to increase seed diversity, warn advocacy and environmental groups. In a recent report, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance […]

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