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Sweet Songs Collection no. 22: The Stockholm Resilience Centre

The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) is a joint initiative of Stockholm University and the Bejer International Institute of Ecological Economics at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Internationally recognised, it conducts and publicizes transdisciplinary research.

The SRC has divided its activities under themes:

  1. Global dynamics. How local and regional drivers can generate global-scale challenges like crises in energy, food, and water.
  2. Landscapes. Freshwater, food and ecosystem services in dynamic social-ecological landscapes.
  3. Marine.  Broaden and deepen our understanding of the resilience and dynamics of marine social-ecological systems.
  4. Regime shifts. Operationalizing the regime shifts theory to explain important mechanisms in social-ecological systems.
  5. Stewardship.  Analyses the social, institutional, economic and ecological foundations of multilevel governance that are successful in building social-ecological resilience.
  6. Urban. Looks at linkages between ecosystem services, biodiversity, societies and humankind in an urban context.

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Town Hall Meeting: Montrealers call for ambitious action at the Federal level

Montreal, May 26 2016 – More than 150 local residents, constituents, and community members packed an auditorium in Concordia University’s Hall building yesterday to demand bold action on climate change. The town hall meeting was hosted by Marc Miller, MP for Ville-Marie- Le Sud-Ouest- Ile-des-Soeurs as part of public consultation leading up to the drafting of Canada’s national climate strategy. Continue reading “Town Hall Meeting: Montrealers call for ambitious action at the Federal level”

Sweet Songs Collection no. 21: The World Fair Trade Organization

The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) was created to improve the livelihood of disadvantaged small farmers and artisans and to promote sustainable development and justice through changing trade structures and practices. An umbrella group for national and local fair trade organizations, it also welcomes individual researchers, writers, consultants and specialists who can contribute skills, knowledge and expertise to the organization and its members.

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