Applying 'resilience thinking' for sustainable development

Walker, Brian
April 2008
Ecos;Apr2008, Issue 142, p16
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The article focuses on the significance of the application of resilience thinking for sustainable development in Australia. Ways on how to adopt resilience thinking include learning to live with change and uncertainty of complex socio-ecological systems, nurturing diversity and adaptive capacity in all systems, and enabling complex systems to self-organise. It is asserted that it is through these approaches which people's ability to manage the resilience of the complex systems on which they depend is determined. It is noted that loss of resilience resulted directly in losses of livelihood.


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