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Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet
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Collste, D., Cornell, S.E., Randers, J., Rockström, J. & Stoknes, P.E. 2021. Human well-being in the Anthropocene: Limits to growth. Global Sustainability 4 e30, 1–9.
Transformation of the world towards sustainability in line with the 2030 Agenda requires progress on multiple dimensions of human well-being. We track development of relevant indicators for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1–7 against gross domestic product (GDP) per person in seven world regions and the world as a whole. Across the regions, we find uniform development patterns where SDGs 1–7 – and therefore main human nee...
Collste, D. (2021). Modeling Korpi and Palme’s ‘Paradox of Redistribution and Strategies of Equality.’ In R. Y. Cavana, B. C. Dangerfield, O. V. Pavlov, M. J. Radzicki, & I. D. Wheat (Eds.), Feedback Economics: Economic Modeling with System Dynamics (pp. 191–213). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67190-7
A new book entitled Feedback Economics: Economic Modeling with System Dynamics is the first comprehensive collection of the variety of ways system dynamics thinking can be applied to economic matters. The book enriches contemporary economic debate by shedding light on the feedback dynamics in economic systems that are often neglected, enabling the linking of economic and sustainability issues. Centre researcher David Collste...
Engström, R.E., Collste, D., Cornell, S.E., Johnson, F.X., Carlsen, H., Jaramillo, F., Finnveden, G., Destouni, G., Howells, M., Weitz, N., Palm, V. & Fuso-Nerini, F. 2021. Succeeding at home and abroad: accounting for the international spillovers of cities’ SDG actions. npj Urban Sustainability 1(1), 18.
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Schneider, A., Hinton, J., Collste, D., González, T.S., Cortes-Calderon, S.V. and Aguiar, A.P.D., 2020. Can transnational corporations leverage systemic change towards a ‘sustainable’future?. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4(4), pp.491-492.
To the Editor — We welcome the idea that transnational corporations (TNCs) can play a central role in the protection of the biosphere, recently contributed by Folke et al. 1 . It is certainly crucial to understand how TNCs affect the biosphere. While the authors provide a comprehensive overview of the impact of TNCs on the biosphere and propose some pathways through which TNCs might contribute to the stabilization of the E...
Aguiar, A.P., Collste, D., Harmáckova, Z.V., Pereira, L., Selomane, O. et. al. 2020. Co-designing global target-seeking scenarios: A cross-scale participatory process for capturing multiple perspectives on pathways to sustainability. Global Environmental Change, Volume 65, November 2020, 102198, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102198
The United Nations 2030 Agenda catalysed the development of global target-seeking sustainability-oriented scenarios representing alternative pathways to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Implementing the SDGs requires connected actions across local, national, regional, and global levels; thus, target-seeking scenarios need to reflect alternative options and tensions across those scales. We argue that the design o...
Collste, D. 2020. New economic paradigms. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.12446-7
Human activities are the main drivers of the Earth's ecological overshoot. Due to this overshoot, the actions of today may constrain the well-being of future generations. Simultaneously, despite the great extent and increase in economic activity, human needs are not universally satisfied. There is therefore a search for economic theories that offer answers to how to combine safeguarding of human needs with staying within the p...
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Pedercini, M., Arquitt, S., Collste, D., Herren, H. 2019. Harvesting synergy from Sustainable Development Goal interactions. SocArXiv Papers, DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/jt6r7
In combination, policies for sustainable development can work together and synergize. In so doing, the resulting impact of a strategic policy mix can be greater than the sum of the individual policies of its individual parts. That synergetic potential can be utilized to attain strategic objectives. This is the case when it comes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. However, i...
Downing, A., Bhowmik, A., Collste, D. Cornell, S.E., Donges, J., et.al. 2019. Matching scope, purpose and uses of planetary boundaries science. Environ. Res. Lett. 14 073005. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab22c9
Background : The Planetary Boundaries concept (PBc) has emerged as a key global sustainability concept in international sustainable development arenas. Initially presented as an agenda for global sustainability research, it now shows potential for sustainability governance. We use the fact that it is widely cited in scientific literature (>3500 citations) and an extensively studied concept to analyse how it has been used and...
Aguiar, A.P.D., Collste, D., Galafassi, D., Harmackova, Z., Houngbedji, K., Mesfin, M., Ndahiro, D., Pereira, L., Selomane, O., van derLeeuw, S. 2019. The Second African Dialogue on the World In 2050: How to attain the SDGs within planetary boundaries: Agricultureand food systems. Report on a Multi-Actor Dialogue for TWI2050, 30 – 31 October 2018, Kigali, Rwanda. Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa and SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.
How can transformed agriculture and food systems in Africa contribute to reaching the SDGs within the planetary boundaries? How do the visions for agriculture and food systems in Africa align to the perspectives expressed in global scenarios? THE SECOND AFRICAN DIALOGUE on The World in 2050 (TWI2050) brought together stakeholders to discuss pathways to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), within the planetary bou...
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