07 Jul '11, 3pm

“if we want to thrive, we need to move from a growth imperative to a resilience imperative”. HT

“if we want to thrive, we need to move from a growth imperative to a resilience imperative”. HT

Resilient to what?: a fascinating new look at risk I was reading through the Executive Summary of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2011 this afternoon (as you do) and the chart on page 3 (see above) caught my eye (click on it to enlarge it). In it, the authors set out all the risks they see in the world on a matrix which positions the various risks by their perceived impact on the global economy and by the perceived likelihood of their happening. What you might expect to be at the top, given recent media reports, would be the threat of terrorism or perhaps some hideous computer virus that knocks out nuclear power station. But no. There at the top, leading the pack, are climate change, ‘extreme energy price volatility’ and fiscal crises. In my research over the past couple of years on the subject of resilience, I often ended up at the question of ‘resilient to what?’...

Full article: http://transitionculture.org/2011/07/07/resilient-to-what...

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