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Reyers, B., Folke, C., Moore, M-L., R. Biggs, Galaz. V. 2018. Social-Ecological Systems Insights for Navigating the Dynamics of the Anthropocene. Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour. 2018. 43:267–89. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-110615-085349
Social-ecological systems (SES) research offers new theory and evidence to transform sustainable development to better contend with the challenges of the Anthropocene. Four insights from contemporary SES literature on (a) intertwined SES, (b) cross-scale dynamics, (c) systemic tipping points, and (d) transformational change are explored. Based on these insights, shifts in sustainable development practice are suggested to recog...
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Olsson, P., M.-L. Moore, F. R. Westley, and D. D. P. McCarthy. 2017. The concept of the Anthropocene as a game-changer: a new context for social innovation and transformations to sustainability. Ecology and Society 22(2):31.https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09310-220231
After tracing the antecedents of the concept and considering its intersection in social innovation research, we put forward the argument that the Anthropocene concept points to three areas of thought that are strategically imperative and must be accelerated if social innovation theory and practice is to prove transformative and respond to the challenges associated with the Anthropocene. First, we contend that the current deb...
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Steffen, W., R. Leinfelder, J. Zalasiewicz, C.N. Waters, M. Williams, C. Summerhayes, A.D. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, P. Crutzen, M. Edgeworth, E.C. Ellis, I.J. Fairchild, A. Galuszka, J. Grinevald, A. Haywood, J. Ivar do Sul, C. Jeandel, J.R. McNeill, E. Odada, N. Oreskes, A. Revkin, D.D. Richter, J. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, S.L. Wing, A.P. Wolfe, H.J. Schellnhuber. 2016. Stratigraphic and Earth System approaches to defining the Anthropocene. Earth’s Future 4: 324 – 345
Stratigraphy provides insights into the evolution and dynamics of the Earth System over its long history. With recent developments in Earth System science, changes in Earth System dynamics can now be observed directly and projected into the near future. An integration of the two approaches provides powerful insights into the nature and significance of contemporary changes to Earth. From both perspectives, the Earth has been pu...
Häyhä, T., Lucas, P.L., van Vuuren, D.P., Cornell, S.E. and Hoff, H. 2016. From Planetary Boundaries to national fair shares of the global safe operating space—How can the scales be bridged?. Global Environmental Change 40: 60-72.
The planetary boundaries framework proposes quantitative global limits to the anthropogenic perturbation of crucial Earth system processes, and thus marks out a planetary safe operating space for human activities. Yet, decisions regarding resource use and emissions are mostly made at less aggregated scales, by national and sub-national governments, businesses, and other local actors. To operationalize the planetary boundaries ...
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