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A safe operating space for humanity
Identifying and quantifying planetary boundaries that must not be transgressed could help prevent human activities from causing unacceptable environmental change, argue Johan Rockstrom and colleagues.
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Planetary boundaries: Exploring the safe operating space for humanity
Anthropogenic pressures on the Earth System have reached a scale where abrupt global environmental change can no longer be excluded. We propose a new approach to global sustainability in which weExpand
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The causes of land-use and land-cover change: moving beyond the myths
Common understanding of the causes of land-use and land-cover change is dominated by simplifications which, in turn, underlie many environment-development policies. This article tracks some of theExpand
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The Anthropocene: From Global Change to Planetary Stewardship
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The Anthropocene is a reminder that the Holocene, during which complex human societies have developed, has been a stable, accommodating environment and is the only state of the Earth System that we know for sure can support contemporary society. Expand
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The problem of fit among biophysical systems, environmental and resource regimes, and broader governance systems : Insights and emerging challenges
The problem of fit among biophysical systems, environmental and resource regimes, and broader governance systems : Insights and emerging challenges
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The contribution of sense of place to social-ecological systems research : A review and research agenda
To develop and apply goals for future sustainability, we must consider what people care about and what motivates them to engage in solving sustainability issues. Sense of place theory and methodsExpand
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No . 0105 The causes of land-use and landcover change : Moving beyond the myths
Common understanding of the causes of land-use and land-cover change is dominated by simplifications which, in turn, underlie many environment-development policies. This article tracks some of theExpand
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The unfolding water drama in the Anthropocene: towards a resilience-based perspective on water for global sustainability
The human influence on the global hydrological cycle is now the dominant force behind changes in water resources across the world and in regulating the resilience of the Earth system. The rise inExpand
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Planetary Stewardship in an Urbanizing World: Beyond City Limits
Cities are rapidly increasing in importance as a major factor shaping the Earth system, and therefore, must take corresponding responsibility. With currently over half the world’s population, citiesExpand
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Bio-cultural refugia—Safeguarding diversity of practices for food security and biodiversity
Food security for a growing world population is high on the list of grand sustainability challenges, as is reducing the pace of biodiversity loss in landscapes of food production. Here we shed newExpand
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