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Rethink Talks: a podcast on resilience and global change
Experts on a range of topics highlight how resilience thinking and biosphere stewardship add value to current debates
From pandemics to production supply chains: how do we make sense of the complex world we live in? Every month, we bring together the best thinkers and practitioners within resilience thinking and sustainability science, to discuss how we can achieve a sustainable planet that enables well-being for all. Rethink talks provides you with the latest science on global development.
Below are all our episodes so far:
Michele-Lee Moore talks to two experts on what it takes to step away from the status quo and established modes of thinking. Dr. Vanessa Andreotti (University of British Columbia) is an expert on race, inequality, and education and focuses on collective processes for both healing and re-thinking how we create alternative futures, and Dr Per Espen Stoknes (Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School), is a psychologist and expert on scenarios and sustainable economics. Together they unravel some of the obstacles that exist for transformation to really happen.
Fredrik Moberg talks to Pedro Conceição, lead author of the Human Development Report, and Belinda Reyers, senior advisor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Together they discuss questions like: In the age of the Anthropocene, why is the Human Development Report such an important report? And how can resilience thinking contribute to new global development strategies?
In this episode we will talk to science director Henrik Österblom from the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Darian McBain, director for corporate affairs and sustainability at Thai Union, the world’s largest canned tuna producer. Together they will share thoughts and experiences on how it is working together to make the world’s largest seafood companies more sustainable.
Right now, the very idea of imagining the future might feel strange when the world is changing in ways we barely even understand. In this episode, we ask the question, is a safe and just future for all still possible and, what will it take to imagine and enact on those kinds of futures?
Andrew Merrie, a research liasion officer at the Stockholm Resilience Centre is joined by two people who spend much of their time thinking about this: Garry Peterson from the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Laura Pereira from the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University.
Economies around the world have been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic and revealed serious vulnerabilities and weaknesses. What can we learn from today’s crisis to build more resilience into our systems? In this episode, centre researcher Robert Blasiak talks to Lisen Schultz, director of Stockholm Resilience Centre’s Executive Programme for Resilience Thinking, and Sturla Henriksen, Special Advisor to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
Covid-19 brought the modern world to its knees. Established lifestyles and habits had to change overnight. How did we get to this point? Hosted by Louise Hård Af Segerstad, three experts on change and transformation share their perspectives: professor Marten Scheffer, Department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University in the Netherlands; Lauren Hermanus, expert in sustainable development in practice in South Africa and Michele-Lee Moore from the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
What is the connection between environmental change and diseases such as coronaviruses? How strong is this connection, can we really blame bats, and what does the future of disease risks look like?
In this episode, Victor Galaz, deputy director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, talks to professor Kate Jones from University College London and Peter Søgaard Jørgensen from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Both are experts on the links between ecology, disease and global change.
How exactly is food related to the pandemic? And how can we redesign our food systems in a way that helps us avoid similar crises in the future?
In this episode Amanda Wood talks to professor Jess Fanzo at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Dr. Line Gordon, director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.
In this episode Owen Gaffney speaks to Kate Starbird who is associate professor at the University of Washington. Kate is an expert in how communications technologies are used during crises. And Victor Galaz, an associate professor and deputy director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. Part of his work looks at the spread of disinformation online.
The coronavirus has been described as the biggest challenge the world has faced since the Second World War. Yet while all eyes are on this devastating pandemic, the Amazon forest is burning to the point of becoming a planetary emergency.
In this episode Fredrik Moberg looks at deforestation and the looming risk of large-scale destruction in the Amazon and elsewhere – something we know is also linked to the spread of infectious disease from animals to humans.Together with Ana Paula Aguiar from the Brazilian Institute for Space Research and David Armstrong McKay from Stockholm Resilience Centre we will find answers to questions like: How worried should we be? And what can we do about it?
The impacts of COVID-19 have hit some communities harder than others, especially in the Global South. Fortunately, we are seeing signs of resilience emerging from many affected communities.
In this episode, Albert Norström from Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Global Resilience Partnership talks to colleague Cibele Queiroz from the beforementioned institutions and Rafael Calderon-Contreras from the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico. Together they take a closer look at some of these communities and how they have responded to this crisis.
In this episode, Beatrice Crona, deputy science director from the Stockholm Resilience Centre and executive director of the Gobal Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere programme at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, talks to two on government spending and international finance:
Maria Håkansson, CEO of Swedfund, the Swedish Governments Development Finance Institution and board member of Global Impact Investment Network who launched the Response, Recovery, and Resilience Investment Coalition and Therese Lindahl, director of the Behavior, Economics and Nature Programme at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics.
Research news | 2021-06-23
Better scenario building can help curb global threat of invasive species
Invasive species remain largely ignored in current future analyses. Experts present first set ever of alternative futures for global biological invasions
Research news | 2021-06-22
New software helps design sustainable cities
Natural Capital Project have developed a software that shows city planners where to invest in nature to improve people’s lives. It will also save billions of dollars
Research news | 2021-06-21
Looking for land to build? Go where nature can help you
Proximity to ecosystem services raises the value of residential and commercial areas around cities. Future projects should focus more to keep it that way
Research news | 2021-06-18
How much is the right amount of meat?
Celebrating World Sustainable Gastronomy Day, centre doctoral student Kajsa Resare Sahlin on why we need to better understand how much ‘less’ meat actually is and what ‘better’ means
Research news | 2021-06-18
The accidental chef
How a former PhD student’s book on food and life in the Pamir Mountains won the world’s most prestigious culinary book award
Research news | 2021-06-16
The global issue of local fisheries livelihoods
Blanca González García-Mon, a PhD student at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, explains the important role of small-scale fisheries in global sustainability