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World Economic Forum
Much can be said about the World Economic Forum, but everybody fights for a place in Davos. This year's theme was "Resilient dynamism" and how we can stabilise a shaky world economy but doing so in a sustainable manner.
As for sustainability, centre stage this year was the planetary boundaries concept and how to avoid critical tipping points.
"After 10,000 years of supporting human development, our destabilized planet needs a break," centre director Johan Rockstrom pointed out.
He sat down with New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman to discuss how imminent tipping points in ecological systems could cause irreversible changes:
Keith Weed, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Unilever UK, reflected on some of the insights of the session with Richard T. Pascale, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford:
General news | 2017-12-12
See video from eminar with Professor Rashid Sumaila, one of the world’s most innovative researchers on the future of the oceans
Research news | 2017-11-30
The PECS-II conference showcased place-based research and how it can help us work towards global sustainability in the Anthropocene
Research news | 2017-11-28
How urban greening and civic ecology projects can improve human well-being and restore crucial ecosystem services
Research news | 2017-11-27
What plantain farmers in Costa Rica can teach us about the inconsistent links between access to ecosystem services and well-being
Research news | 2017-11-23
Centre science director well established among world’s most top-cited and influential scientists
Research news | 2017-11-21
Large-scale changes in Arctic marine food web can be expected within 50 years, some good, but in the long run several critical