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Fiona Woolf invites The Ecological Sequestration Trust and the world’s first integrated ecological – social and economic systems model http://resilience.io to the Mansion House – Soil to Sky is presented in partnership with the International Centre for Earth Simulation.
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Rod Sweet on resilience.io
New approach to planetary modelling sets out to nail sustainable development. 8 April 2015 | By Rod Sweet. facebook · twitter · gplus · linkedin. A non-profit group working on a data-driven modelling tool to help entire city regions develop sustainable, circular economies – and to attract ...
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Mr. Dahong Shi, Secretary General of the China, Japan, Korea Society, part of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and President, APEC International Investment Group, Beijing - Finance for #SDGs   High Level Meeting – #financeforSDGs   – +The Rockefeller Foundation    Bellagio – 25-27 February
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August 2014. Biomimicry UK are working with Resonate Together , Social Enterprise Scotland, Mick Pearce Architects, The Ecological Sequestration Trust, and Elevation Architectural Design. At the early feasibility stage, the project is developing on the outputs ...
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Jon Turney for Future Earth furtureearth.org talks to our Founder Peter Head about developing resilience.io a real life Sim City
Imagine a computer game in which you are an urban planner, siting new developments, plotting transport links, keeping track of energy and water use and waste cycling: balancing material production with environmental capacity and quality of life. Perhaps it looks a little like the popular Sim City, launched in the early days of personal computing and now in its fifth incarnation. This one is much more powerful, though. More important, all the data...
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Review Day 2 – Finance for #SDGs High Level Meeting – #financeforSDGs – Bellagio – 25-27 February 2015, Peter Head
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Peter Head blog post for #earthday2015  
We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary ass...
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Be amongst the first to help The Ecological Sequestration Trust fund the development of resilience.io, a free online tool to for collaborative community-led development in your, and other regions w...
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.single-thumbnail { display:none; } Report - Smart ways to mobilise more efficient and effective long-term investment in city regions - Finance for #SDGs High Level Meeting – #financeforSDGs – Bell...
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Going to Sendai UNISDR #WCDRR  ? Check out The Royal Society #RSresilience  side event 16 March for the launch of our #financeforSDGs  report.
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Dr. Bob Bishop, President, The International Centre for Earth Simulation, Geneva - Finance for #SDGs High Level Meeting – #financeforSDGs+The Rockefeller Foundation  Bellagio – 25-27 February 2015
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Systems-Based Approach to Support Sustainable and Gary Foley, PhD Senior Advisor, Montira Pongsiri, PhD, MPH Environmental Health Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Finance for #SDGs ...
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The Trust aims to establish (through regional demonstrator projects) low carbon, economically attractive development pathways to improved water, energy and food security.
Introduction

The Ecological Sequestration Trust (TEST) was formed in 2011 to demonstrate at city-region scale how to create a step change in improving energy, water and food security in the face of the combined challenges of changes of climate, demography and increasing resource-scarcity.

Our approach is founded on two key perspectives:

  • Viewing ‘the city’ in a regional context is essential. Every city is supported by a regional hinterland that sustains it. Moving towards resilient city development requires a combined focus on the built environment and city-region infrastructure (grey) and how it interacts with the region’s agricultural, forestry and ecology (green) and river, estuary or marine water (blue) resources. Our analyses and tools underpin a design-led approach that is able to work with the complete urban-rural ecosystem or metabolism.
  • To create the investment for resilient city-region development there needs to be better understanding of the linkages between the environmental, societal and (critically) economic aspects of sustainable development. We believe bringing together existing knowledge of the links between these domains and systems tools that link them with metrics are key missing ingredients. We are aiming to address this need and to explore how these can foster effective cross-sector and multidisciplinary collaboration by local stakeholders to support practical initiatives that improve city-region wellbeing and quality of life.

We are an independent non-profit organisation and UK registered charity working globally with business, government and communities to inspire new thinking to build creative partnerships and develop practical solutions. All of our tools and methods are being developed as ‘open source’ resources and material to be shared openly.

Our priority is to develop a network of ‘at scale’ demonstration projects that each encompass city-regions of up to 5 million citizens in China, India and an African country and link them to parallel regional activities in two European centres.

Through our Advisory Board and network of partners, we aim to bring together leading local and international experts to catalyse and implement evidence-based action in a network of high-ambition, large-scale demonstrator projects in selected city-regions across the world.