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Global Resilience Nexus: Forging a Sustainable Future

Keith Cecil Simmonds1 and Clifford Jaylen Louime2
  • 1 Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Florida A and M University, Tallahassee, United States
  • 2 Department of Environmental Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, United States

Abstract

The global resilience nexus: Forging a sustainable future presents a groundbreaking framework designed to enhance global resilience through interconnected components. At its core is the cultivation of inclusive community networks, fostering collaboration, engagement and collective action. By uniting policymakers, practitioners and community members, the framework facilitates the co-creation of robust solutions. Knowledge sharing and mapping play a pivotal role, enabling the exchange of best practices, lessons learned and inventive ideas. This aids in identifying knowledge gaps, directing resilience-building efforts and fostering a culture of mutual learning and cooperation. The framework explored the intricate relationship between climate change and migration, focusing on vulnerable regions like Puerto Rico, Haiti, Senegal, Moldova and Bangladesh. By delving into the experiences of these communities, it aimed to devise strategies addressing challenges in environmental change, population dynamics, human security and public policy. The goal was to amplify adaptive capacities, reduce vulnerabilities and foster sustainable solutions for climate-induced migration and host communities. Acknowledging the pivotal role of minerals in the transition to renewable energy and the digital economy, the framework confronted associated risks like environmental degradation and social disparities. Through cross-regional and cross-sectoral stakeholder dialogues, it fostered consensus-building for policies that advance a more resilient supply chain, emphasizing environmental, social and governance considerations. Another facet addressed the convergences of environmental change, security and conflicts, scrutinizing how environmental stressors contribute to conflicts and human insecurity. The framework examined the role of sustainable environmental practices in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, aiming to cultivate a more resilient and peaceful world. Finally, it tackled global food insecurity exacerbated by climate change, inflation, the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical tensions. Recognizing the need to fortify agricultural systems and enhance access to nutritious food, it aimed to amplify resilience through sustainable agriculture practices, innovative food production methods and inclusive policies, ensuring food sovereignty for all.

American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Volume 19 No. 4, 2023, 87-106

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajessp.2023.87.106

Submitted On: 7 September 2023 Published On: 6 February 2024

How to Cite: Simmonds, K. C. & Louime, C. J. (2023). Global Resilience Nexus: Forging a Sustainable Future. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 19(4), 87-106. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajessp.2023.87.106

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Keywords

  • Global Resiliency
  • Sustainable Future
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental and Social Factors
  • Governance
  • Food Security