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News - 2013
New Resilience Research Institute seeks Program Director
SARAS (South American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability Studies) is an emerging transdisciplinary institute designed to generate critical insights allowing South America to build sustainable futures. Founding organizers are Marten Scheffer and Nestor Mazzeo. SARAS will integrate across a broad range of knowledge using innovative approaches and integrating social and natural sciences, mathematics and arts. See announcements page for more information on this position and other announcements.
Collaboration for Sustainability
The Stockholm Resilience Centre and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have formed a unique partnership to tackle the challenge of global sustainability. By applying the planetary boundaries framework to explore how WBCSD's Vision 2050 plan can create sustainability they aim to address critical environmental problems. "This is exactly the kind of innovative and strategic type of connections we need to co-create our Connector's program" says Gail Whiteman, Professor-in-Residence at WBCSD and Leader of the RA's Connector Program which aims to facilitate collaborative approaches and extend resilience practice.
Gail Whiteman, Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, appointed Professor-in-Residence at WBCSD, April 16, 2012
Gail's appointment at WBCSD follows on the heels of her joining the Resilience Alliance recently as part of the Dutch node that also includes Professor Marten Scheffer at Wageningen University. Gail's expertise in corporate sustainability and resilience thinking makes her ideally suited to provide academic advice and inform priorities at WBCSD.
Learning how to change in order not to change: Lessons from ecology for an uncertain world. Dr. Brian Walker delivered the annual Krebs 2012 lecture at the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra. View his lecture online.