Building Resilience

What is Resilience?

Resilience has become a buzzword with civic organisations, think tanks, communities and corporations. A system is said to be resilient, if it has the capacity to defend against, adapt to and repair itself after disturbances. Rethink Consult brings focus to and explores the challenges which are and will increasingly impact communities, businesses and organisations over the coming years.

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Converging Crises are Inextricably Linked

While there has been much debate and public discourse around the climate crisis, there has been relatively minimal public discussion and understanding of the challenges of resource depletion and increasing economic volatility. Resource depletion, the climate and ecological crisis and economic uncertainty will have far reaching consequences for society over the coming decades. It makes sense to prepare and take the necessary steps and actions to build capacity and the resilience needed to weather shocks, volatility and uncertainty.

The converging crises (energetic, environmental and economic) are inextricably linked. The longer governments, local and regional councils and communities ignore such matters, the harder it will be to mitigate and manage a soft landing.