Shaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19

In an article in the journal Nature Sustainability, Johan Rockström and an international research team looked at which role resilience could play in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. To get a better understanding of resilience, firstly, Rockström and his co-authors looked at the definition of resilience: Instead of ‘bouncing back’ from a shock, they define resilience as having the capacity to live and develop with change and uncertainty.

The scientists also present five key attributes that underpin this definition: diversity, redundancy, connectivity, inclusivity and equity, as well as adaptative learning. Organisations should consider and include these attributes in their resilience strategies to ensure adaptation and transformation in response to a shock.

Full article in Nature Sustainability