As the world strives to limit global warming to 1.5C, we need to prepare for significant changes to communities, economies and the places we live and care about. To do this we must embrace a new approach to conservation built around managing, adapting to, and transforming with change: Climate resilience.
The 2016 Fuller Symposium held on November 15, 2016 brought together a diverse array of experts to discuss how resilience can be a useful framework to rethink sustainability and conservation in the age of climate change. We looked at how people and ecosystems respond to the rapid and often irreversible change facing our planet, and how we need to manage and approach the tough choices, such as where we should best invest our scarce resources for the future. Finally, we explored some of the innovative thinking on resilience that will inevitably change the way we practice conservation.