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Welcome to the online forum for resilience in Galapagos! 

Galápagos is a unique archipelago, a World Heritage Site and one of the most important conservation areas in the world. However, the Galapagos islands are exposed to risk due to multiple factors, including: overcrowded towns with substandard infrastructure and public services; poor agricultural production, resulting in high levels of food importation and foreign species invasion; an extremely sensitive marine system to the effects of climate change, and more recently the collapse of tourism due to Covid-19, which has generated additional economic and social challenges. While improvements in this complex situation are sought by many key actors, and ambitious goals have been set, barriers to efficient reform remain.  

 

We are a group of researchers from the University of Edinburgh who have been doing research on the above issues in Galapagos since 2019. This website was created as an interactive space for knowledge exchange on energy transition, resilience and sustainable development in Galapagos. Local stakeholders from the public and private sectors, and members of academia and government are invited to participate in the discussion and share their knowledge, experience and thoughts on how to improve the environmental, economic and social conditions in Galapagos towards a sustainable and resilient future. 

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