Green resilience: Experimental security in the age of climate change

How do plants and trees contribute to public security in times of multiple crises? In the face of the growing climate crisis and other complex risks, vulnerable cities and regions are increasingly embracing unusual measures: Parks, gardens and public green spaces are used to help prevent disasters and cope with moments of shock. For example, they can mitigate storm surges or heatwaves, promote health and social cohesion or, as places of remembrance, help to deal with collective trauma. In his article "Green resilience: Securing life through vegetal being", Dr. Delf Rothe describes green resilience as a new concept in security policy and critically discusses its potential and risks.

The open access article is published in Political Geography and can be accessed here: