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Scientific Developments in the Biodiversity Planetary Boundary

A recently published article authored by Professor Georgina Mace and fifteen others provides an interesting and important contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding the scientific definition of the biodiversity planetary boundary. The authors list a number of important limitations to the original…

New report: Proposals for Governance in the Field of Geoengineering

The Ecologic Institute has recently released the findings of its research into effective international governance of geoengineering, as commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency. Geoengineering, also referred to as climate engineering and geotechnical engineering, encompasses the broad area of all works…

Planetary Boundaries need Global Governance

  PBI recently held a meeting in London to consult legal experts and other stakeholders about what we should be doing in the field of global governance, especially of course on global governance of planetary boundaries issues. Different views were…

The Earth System – How far does it go?

There is a close overlap between what PBI is interested in and the scope of the Earth System Governance (ESG) project, which has this week held its global annual conference, at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, England. ESG…

Zero Draft of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Here is a link to the Zero Draft of the UN’s much-debated Sustainable Development Goals, which are ambitiously aimed at ending poverty in all its forms, everywhere. The proposed SDGs cover a wide range of topics, including sustainable consumption and production, climate change…