Beyond social-ecological traps: Pathways to a sustainable future

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Rehabilitating coastal livelihoods and communities requires understanding residents’ livelihood strategies and vulnerabilities to build resilience and sustainability. Photo by Alexander Tewfik.

The artist John Olsen is known for his depictions of Australian landscapes through rich paths of meandering lines overlaid with colorful splotches that catch the imagination and connect the mind to a scene. To me, Olsen’s reflection on his creative … Read the rest

6 aquatic food system innovations transforming women’s livelihoods

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Women are crucial to nutrition-sensitive aquatic food system innovations, providing labor, innovative ideas, and entrepreneurship. Photo by Neil Palmer.

WorldFish’s Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, Aquatic Food Systems, and Vice Chair of the 2021 UN Food System Summit Action Track 4: Advance Equitable Livelihoods, Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, shares her experience developing nutrition-sensitive innovations that are transforming women’s Read the rest

Gender assumptions harm progress on climate adaption and resilience, new study finds

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New research suggests breaking down stereotypes and prejudices about gender is necessary to create environments to enable all people to exercise their agency to cope, change and adapt to climate change. Photo by Kate Bevitt.

Outdated assumptions around gender continue to hinder effective and fair policymaking and action for climate mitigation and adaptation, a new study published in Nature Climate Change has found.  

Gender—alongside other identities like race, class and age—has a powerful influence on Read the rest