Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance

  title={Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance},
  author={F. Biermann and K. Abbott and S. Andresen and K. B{\"a}ckstrand and S. Bernstein and M. Betsill and H. Bulkeley and B. Cashore and J. Clapp and C. Folke and A. Gupta and J. Gupta and P. M. Haas and A. Jordan and N. Kanie and T. Kluv{\'a}nkov{\'a}-Oravsk{\'a} and L. Lebel and D. Liverman and J. Meadowcroft and R. Mitchell and P. Newell and S. Oberth{\"u}r and L. Olsson and P. Pattberg and R. S{\'a}nchez-Rodr{\'i}guez and H. Schroeder and A. Underdal and S. C. Vieira and C. Vogel and O. Young and A. Brock and R. Zondervan},
  pages={1306 - 1307}
  • F. Biermann, K. Abbott, +29 authors R. Zondervan
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • The United Nations conference in Rio de Janeiro in June is an important opportunity to improve the institutional framework for sustainable development. Science assessments indicate that human activities are moving several of Earth's sub-systems outside the range of natural variability typical for the previous 500,000 years (1, 2). Human societies must now change course and steer away from critical tipping points in the Earth system that might lead to rapid and irreversible change (3). This… CONTINUE READING
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