An employee walks through a disinfection gate set up to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus before leaving a working area at a company in southwest China's Chongqing municipality. Photo: Xinhua
David Carden
Opinion

Opinion

David Carden

From climate change to the coronavirus, complex adaptive systems thinking is key to handling crises

  • The theory recognises that the world’s human and natural systems are dynamic and characterised by complex interrelationships
  • Governments must take the multisectoral, interdisciplinary steps required to understand and address the risk of pandemics before they arise
An employee walks through a disinfection gate set up to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus before leaving a working area at a company in southwest China's Chongqing municipality. Photo: Xinhua
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