A good learning opportunity for anyone interested in regeneration: the Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems free online course starting on May 9. Here’s the description:
This innovative Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) hybridizes sustainability science, systemic design and transformative action. It provides you with worldviews, tools, illustrations and transformative networks to build your capacities and engage in systemic innovation of complex systems.
Climate change and pandemics like Covid-19 are some of today’s most pressing complex challenges we as a society have to address; much of our economies and societies prove to be not resilient and regenerative, but exhaustive, vulnerable, and unfair. Scientific knowledge and reasoning are the fundamental tools to base policy and management decisions on, especially in times of crises. But we currently as well experience the limits of science alone when it comes to dealing with highly complex systems that are self-emergent, unpredictable, span across nested scales, depend on societal behavioral transitions, and lack data.
The increasingly fast-changing world requires as well skillsets of relational holism and creative weaving of effective solutions in cooperation. Such solutions need to strengthen regional bio-economies and local communities, while increasing cooperation on a sub-national scale, across national boundaries, still making us less dependent on global supply chains.