PBI launches Planetary Integrity Project (PIP)

The Planetary Integrity Project   In response to the urgent need for transformative global governance the Planetary Boundaries Initiative has joined a coalition of partners to work on the principle of ‘ecological integrity’.  The coalition, called the Planetary Integrity Project (PIP)…

REFUGEES: IS THIS THE FUTURE?

The predictions made by environmentalists are now coming true – but with a twist.  The large numbers of refugees arriving in Europe are coming now not primarily because of climate change or environmental deterioration, but because of the political and…

THE GREAT ACCELERATION – UPDATED  

On the same day as the new updated Planetary Boundaries analysis was published, two further closely related new studies came out as well: one on the ‘Great Acceleration’, the other on the Anthropocene’. Planetary boundaries, the Great Acceleration, and the…

It’s Here: Planetary Boundaries 2.0

The highly anticipated updated concept of planetary boundaries has now been released by an international team of researchers in the Journal Science (16 January 2015). The new assessments and quantifications place climate change and the newly-termed “biosphere integrity” as core…