A New Framing for Sustainability

Principle 4 of of the Draft Declaration on Planetary Boundaries provides for governments to be responsible for earth system processes. RESPONSIBILITY means Establishing over-arching legal principles and duties to recognise and respect planetary boundaries Ensuring people have the right to…

Sustainable boundaries – a missed opportunity?

Note from P.B.I. Director Deborah Tripley on Rio+20 The Planetary Boundaries Initiative (P.B.I.) has called for sustainable boundaries to be part of the final Outcome Document presented to Heads of government at the Rio+20 conference which starts this week. We…

Economics & Planetary Boundaries

by Victor Anderson, Senior Policy Officer, Green Economy, WWF-UK “Planetary boundaries” analysis originated in the science community, but it is such a powerful picture that it is rapidly drawing interest from people involved in politics, campaigning, law, and business. But…

Rio +20 and the Importance of Planetary Boundaries

by Victor Anderson, Senior Policy Officer, Green Economy, WWF-UK The UN sustainable development conference in Rio – June 20th/21st/22nd – is an important opportunity for moving “planetary boundaries” on from discussion in the scientific community and into the fields of…

Population, Reproductive Rights and Planetary Boundaries

by Sarah Fisher,Research & Communications Officer, Population and Sustainability Network / Population and Climate Change Alliance (PCCA) Population and Sustainability Network Population is a critical but neglected link in the debate over potential policies to help ensure we respect the…