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Creating a Climate Resilient Future


Fast-tracking knowledge to action through climate change workshops and co-creating resilient-building projects



Building Climate change resilience through knowledge co-creation between Indigenous and scientific knowledge holders.

Collaborative Sessions at the 2018 IPPC Cities Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.


The impacts of climate change pose a significant challenge to Indigenous peoples all over the world because of their strong dependence on their traditional territories for physical, cultural and spiritual wellbeing, and due to the socio-economic and political contexts in which they live.  Full Announcement here.

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Tipping into the future

A history of tipping points from an ecological perspective and how they inform resilience thinking in global development.

Why place-based research is important to global sustainability

TRI’s co-founder and volunteer president, Laura Lynes recently co-authored a paper titled: Interconnected place-based social-ecological research can inform global sustainability published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.

Can the COP cope? – Thoughts on the COP23 Meetings

You may have noticed that the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 23rd annual Conference of the Parties meeting (referred to as COP 23) concluded in Bonn recently. In the US, the meeting went largely under the radar, displaced by stories on tax legislation and the increasing scrutiny of the sexual misconduct of alpha males within our culture. Everywhere else in the world, the meetings were front page news due the attendance of nearly every major political leader in the world, except of course, from the US.

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