Rockström shared his reflections on the development of the planetary boundaries framework together with colleagues from the research community and beyond. See videos from the seminar below.

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PLANETARY BOUNDARIES

Reflections on the Planetary Boundaries framework

Ten years after its launch, Johan Rockström and other researchers and stakeholders reflect on the framework's development, impact and future. See videos

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In 2009, former centre director Johan Rockström led a group of 28 internationally renowned scientists to identify the nine processes that regulate the stability and resilience of the Earth system. The scientists proposed quantitative planetary boundaries within which humanity can continue to develop and thrive for generations to come. Crossing these boundaries increases the risk of generating large-scale abrupt or irreversible environmental changes. Since then the planetary boundaries framework has generated enormous interest within science, policy, and practice.

In a science seminar 1 October 2019 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Rockström shared his reflections on the development of the planetary boundaries framework together with colleagues from the research community and beyond. See videos from the seminar below.

How did it all come about?

Reflections by Carl Folke, Professor, director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics and Chair of the board of Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Will Steffen, Professor Emeritus, Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Australian National University and Stockholm Resilience Centre.


Reviewing the science behind the framework

Presentations by Johan Rockström, Professor, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany and Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Belinda Reyers, Professor at Future Africa, University of Pretoria, South Africa and Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.

 

What impact has the framework made beyond science?

Reflections by Sverker Sörlin, Professor in environmental history, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

 

What are the scientific frontiers and future challenges?

Presentations by:

Lan Wang Erlandsson, PhD, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Peter Sogaard Jorgensen, PhD, Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Stockholm Resilience Centre´

Ricarda Winkelmann, JProf Dr Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

Andrea Downing, PhD, Stockholm Resilience Centre

 

Using the framework to reach global goals and other targets

Presentations by:

Beate Sjåfjell, Professor, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo, Norway

Jock Martin, Head of Programme - Integrated Assessments for Sustainability, European Environment Agency, Denmark

Elin Bergman, Manager Corporate Partnerships at WWF Sweden

 

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