How to Deal with a World of Polycrisis?


Steffan Heuer discusses the definition of polycrisis, some of the crises facing the world today, and the shortcomings of current approaches that target more immediate issues. “While the term is not new, polycrisis has taken on a new meaning and new urgency as governments, think tanks and ordinary citizens try to get their heads around how to best respond and prepare for it. The definitions might vary, but there is consensus that short-term thinking and siloed approaches tackling just one problem won’t get humanity out of this existential pickle.”


Steffan Heuer

Publication Date

27 April 2023


Think:Act Magazine



Resource Type

Op-Ed Commentary

Resource Theme

Futures Studies

Uses the term polycrisis

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