Mind the sustainability gap.

  title={Mind the sustainability gap.},
  author={Joern Fischer and Adrian D. Manning and Will Steffen and Deborah Bird Rose and Katherine A. Daniell and Adam Felton and Stephen Garnett and Ben Gilna and Rob Heinsohn and David B. Lindenmayer and Ben Macdonald and Frank D. Mills and Barry Newell and Julian Reid and Libby Robin and Kate Sherren and Alan Wade},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={22 12},
  • Joern Fischer, Adrian D. Manning, +14 authors Alan Wade
  • Published 2007 in Trends in ecology & evolution
Despite increasing efforts to reach sustainability, key global biophysical indicators such as climate change and biodiversity loss continue to deteriorate rather than improve. Ongoing failure to move towards sustainability calls into question the focus of current research and policy. We recommend two strategies for progress. First, sustainability must be conceptualized as a hierarchy of considerations, with the biophysical limits of the Earth setting the ultimate boundaries within which social… CONTINUE READING

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