Listening Lounge

The Resilience Hub’s Listening Lounge is available in person and online. We’ve compiled the pieces that put resilience at the heart of every climate conversation.

This year, the Hub featured Rethink Talks, produced in collaboration with the Stockholm Resilience Center, and “No More Fairytales” stories. Listen to the best thinkers and practitioners within resilience to understand how we can move forward global action on adaptation and resilience.

Rethink Talks

Water can make or break climate action

Droughts, storms or sea water rise – climate change takes its form almost always through a change in water. But water is more than just a destructive force, it is the bloodstream of the biosphere.

In this episode Lan Wang Erlandsson, a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, shares with us how freshwater can make or break our ability to successfully combat climate change. She also explains why climate policies must look beyond transitions to renewable energy.

Imagining a resilient future through video games

What if decision-makers could live through and feel the future consequences of climate change in action today? Would it influence their policy choices? And could gaming or virtual reality simulations help to prioritize action in climate adaptation and resilience building?

Video games have evolved beyond pure entertainment and now have the potential to reach a global community of 3 billion people with climate resilience skills and promote behavioural change.

Today’s guests, video game consultant Chance Glasco and Rosemary Mann from the Arsht-Rock Resilience Center, share their experience in creating gaming technologies for world leaders.

Facing a triple crisis: Food, climate and conflict

Food insecurity, climate change and conflict are placing considerable pressure on the global food system. Inequality, access to land, access to nutrient-rich foods, and the loss of local food cultures and diversity are realities further amplified in the new risk landscape. These challenges are also playing out differently depending on the region you inhabit. In other words, the global south and the global north are both feeling the pressure, however, in disparate ways.

This episode’s guests Cibele Queiroz and Albert Norström discuss the challenges our global food systems face and explore ways through which we can move towards more resilient, sustainable and just food systems. Albert Norström is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and head of knowledge and evidence at the Global Resilience Partnership. Cibele Queiroz is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Global Resilience Partnership

About Rethink Talks

Rethink Talks is Stockholm Resilience Centre’s podcast series on resilience thinking and global change. It spotlights conversations between experts on a range of topics that highlight how resilience thinking and biosphere stewardship add value to current debates.This season of the podcast is a collaboration between the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Resilience Hub, released during COP27.

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