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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
2019 - Journal / article
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
2019 - Journal / article
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.
2019 - Report
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...
Randers, Jorgen, Johan Rockström, Per E. Stoknes, Ulrich Goluke, David Collste, and Sarah Cornell. 2018. “Achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals Within 9 Planetary Boundaries.” EarthArXiv. October 16. doi:10.31223/osf.io/xwevb
2018 - Journal / article
We have built a simulation model (Earth3) to help answer two research questions: How many of the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be achieved by 2030? And: What will be the resulting pressure on 9 planetary boundaries (PBs)? Our tentative answer is that he world will not reach all SDGs by 2030, nor by 2050, and that the global safety margin (the buffer between the human impact and planetary boundaries) will cont...
D. Collste, J. Randers, U. Goluke, P.-E. Stoknes, S.E. Cornell, and J. Rockström. 2018. The Empirical Bases for the Earth3 Model: Technical Notes on the Sustainable Development Goals and Planetary Boundaries. EarthArXiv https://eartharxiv.org/ephsf/
2018 - Journal / article
Transformation is feasible - How to achieve the SustainableDevelopment Goals within Planetary Boundaries. 2018. Written by Randers, J., Rockström, J., Stoknes, P.E., Golüke, U., Collste, D., Cornell, S. A report to the Club of Rome from Stockholm Resilience Centre and BI Norwegian Business School
2018 - Report
The dual adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together with the Paris Climate Agreement, both in 2015, represents a global turning point. We have never before had such a universal development plan for people and planet. For the first time in human history the world has agreed on a democratically adopted roadmap for humanity’s future, which aims at attaining socially inclusive and highly aspirational socio-e...
Collste, D., Pedercini, M., Cornell, S.E. 2017. Policy coherence to achieve the SDGs: using integrated simulation models to assess effective policies. Sustain Sci.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-017-0457-x
2017 - Journal / article
Coherently addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals requires planning tools that guide policy makers. Given the integrative nature of the SDGs, we believe that integrative modelling techniques are especially useful for this purpose. In this paper, we present and demonstrate the use of the new System Dynamics based iSDG family of models. We use a national model for Tanzania to analyse impacts of substantial investments i...