Environmental Problem Solving
The problem has worsened every day and has a visible effect on our current days. Current environmental problems related to global warming have been known to have a major impact on our ecosystem. Of the problems itself, how to solve it and how it can affect the whole world in general.
One such example is the working-group model pioneered by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and which undergirds the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP), itself a collaborative initiative between NCEAS, Wildlife Conservation Society and The Nature Conservancy.
Importantly, initiatives like SNAPP provide the repeated interaction that collaborations of the willing need to coax each individual out of their comfort zone to listen and learn from each other.
It is highly unlikely that the results these two collaborations generated could have been achieved by a solitary genius toiling alone in a garret.
Tagel Gebrehiwot (Ethiopian Development Research Institute) debates Ethiopia’s crop production scenarios with Tim Thomas if the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) while Jin-ho Chung, the post-doctoral associate who lead much of the analysis at IIED assesses the drivers of Ethiopia’s current food security and conservation issues © SNAPP I am one of these siloed individuals.
One of the greatest threats to wildlife in Africa derives from so many people lacking alternatives for food outside of hunting and eating wild animals.
More recently, and through SNAPP, a novel mixture of experts from universities, conservation NGOs, insurance companies and the Army Corps of Engineers came together to better understand the role that natural coastal defenses, such as wetlands and mangrove forests, play in protecting people and property from storms, sea-level rise, and other natural hazards.