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Reflections: Outcomes of the December climate talks – COP24 (and a personal appeal)

December 21, 2018

Every year, nearly all of the globe’s nations convene at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to discuss how they’re going to tackle climate change. The main goal of the 24th Session held recently in Katowice, Poland, was to agree on how the terms of the Paris Agreement would be operationalized. There’s still work to […]

Winter 2018/2019 Update

December 14, 2018

Summer 2018 Newsletter

July 27, 2018

Our work with Indigenous communities in Canada continues to evolve with the Kainai First Nation, Piikani First Nation, Fort McKay Metis Community Association, and soon in Fort Chipewyan.

Winter might not be coming! By Andy Dobson, Princeton University

May 17, 2018

Winter might not be coming! Andy Dobson, EEB, Eno Hall, Princeton University, NJ 0854, USA. Winter might not be coming. Or when it does, it will increasingly be in a much-reduced form: less frost and snow, more grey skies and rain. Unfortunately, as much of the northern world has seen this year in Montreal, Japan, […]

Indigenous Knowledge Systems are key to combat climate change impacts – reflections from a first timer at an IPCC conference

March 22, 2018

Immediately, one might ask, what impacts? Well, where Im from, Cape Town, South Africa, I can tell you about one of the worst drought in recent memory, that the city could run out of water for more than 4 million citizens in the next few months. Read about the wildfire in North America? What about […]

Tipping into the future

January 19, 2018

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

2017 Winter Newsletter

December 11, 2017

Why place-based research is important to global sustainability

December 5, 2017

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

November 29, 2017

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.