Veerkracht in de relatie mens-natuur : de cursus omgaan met teleurstellingen gaat morgenavond wederom niet door (Herman Finkers)

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This technical report examines the characteristics and mechanisms of resilience in the human–nature relationship. It investigates social resilience and ecological resilience and the interactions between them. A systems theory approach is used to combine ecological and sociological theories of resilience. Resilience mechanisms in forty mini cases and three extensive cases were analysed to create a conceptual framework. On the social side, emotion, shifts in perspective and knowledge are important factors in the emergence of a resilience movement. On the nature side, resilience concerns the establishment of animals and plants in urban environments and the influence of climate change and changing management practices. The research clearly shows that policy must also be adaptive and resilient if it is to harness the energy in society for nature and biodiversity conservation. It also throws more light what the resilient society called for in the EU Biodiversity Strategy can involve, with an initial indication of the opportunities and risks.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWOT Natuur & Milieu
Number of pages129
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameWOt-technical report
ISSN (Print)2352-2739

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