GRAID insight briefs: Social-ecological traps: Understanding the interactions between poverty and environmental degradation
GRAID insight briefs: Social-ecological traps: Understanding the interactions between poverty and environmental degradation explores the social-ecological nature of traps, and expands the thinking of poverty traps to explicitly consider how ecology feeds into, is shaped by, and affects persistent poverty. Social-ecological interactions causing these so-called ‘social-ecological traps’ can be complicated and change over time. They can also worsen by processes happening at a regional or even global scale. Thinking through social and ecological causes, and the different options available to people, can help them to navigate out of a social-ecological trap.
GRAID insight briefs are a series which introduce key findings from social-ecological resilience research, and how they relate to development challenges in the Anthropocene.