A good life for all within planetary boundaries

  title={A good life for all within planetary boundaries},
  author={D. O’Neill and Andrew L. Fanning and William F. Lamb and J. Steinberger},
  journal={Nature Sustainability},
  • D. O’Neill, Andrew L. Fanning, +1 author J. Steinberger
  • Published 2018
  • Business
  • Nature Sustainability
  • Humanity faces the challenge of how to achieve a high quality of life for over 7 billion people without destabilizing critical planetary processes. Using indicators designed to measure a ‘safe and just’ development space, we quantify the resource use associated with meeting basic human needs, and compare this to downscaled planetary boundaries for over 150 nations. We find that no country meets basic needs for its citizens at a globally sustainable level of resource use. Physical needs such as… CONTINUE READING
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