What it's about:
Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute (GRI) has created a spot-on interdisciplinary systemic model to fast-tackle climate adaptation.
But now it is taking it to a new level by doubling down on the Global Resilience Research Network, which connects more than 20 like-minded institutions from around the world. GRI will host GRRN's first annual summit at the end of this month.
Why it's noteworthy:
What is, I think, most noteworthy about the GRI and GRRN model is what they call the system-wide cascade effect of climate impacts, including immediate disaster shocks and underlying social and infrastructure stressors.
While most research and solution-driven organizations and companies deal with the above-surface, at-hand issues and consequences, most obviously an emergency response or physical adaptations like sea walls, this network looks for farther-out connections and interdependencies at the root of resilience.
Read it on