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Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson, The Ministry for the Future

Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and bestselling science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson for a thought provoking conversation on Robinson’s recent novels The Ministry for the Future and New…

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Global Perspectives on Change to Formal Employment

Looking at the world as a whole to assess these transformations of the economy and of employment gives a sense of transformations across primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors of economies. This…

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The Challenge of Sustainable Development

This chapter serves as a conclusion to the course Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet. In this final video, Professor Sachs talks about the environmental challenges that have come from the growth…

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Growth on a Finite Planet: Is it Inherently Impossible?

This chapter discusses two important questions: is it feasible to have economic growth from this point forward and does economic growth even make sense on a finite planet? This video is licensed…

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Development of the Sustainable Development Goals

How can the world of policy and science respond to the latest advancements in science? In the Anthropocene, we can no longer avoid catastrophic tipping points; we need a transition to a world within…

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Reflection on Taking Action in the Anthropocene

This video is a collection of perspectives regarding tipping points and planetary boundaries. This course on planetary boundaries and human opportunities is the first time we summarize the latest…

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Issues of Access & Distribution- Peak Everything

With rising exponential pressures in the Anthropocene, there is a question of whether or not we are running into resource constraints or passing the peak of resource availability for humanity. The…

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Social Foundations for Planetary Boundaries

This chapter discusses the social foundations for the planetary boundaries. This goes back to the Brundtland Report of 1987, which defined sustainability as a relationship between humans and nature.…

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Interactions Between Planetary Boundaries

Professor Sarah Cornell discusses the interaction between the planetary boundary processes. Earth system interactions are complex and dynamic, so that if you change one dimension, others change in…

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Land and Water Use Change

This chapter goes through two of the slow variables constituting the planetary boundaries; land and water use. Over the last 150 years, we have transformed almost 40% of the world’s land area…

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Quantification of the Nine Planetary Boundaries

Challenges arise when trying to define quantitatively the boundary position for each global process. First, a control variable is identified as a parameter that regulates each process, and then we…

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Introducing the Planetary Boundaries Framework

This chapter explores the origins of the planetary boundaries, which comes from the recognition that we’ve entered the Anthropocene and that the exponential pressures on the Earth system are…

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Welcome to the Anthropocene

There is rising scientific evidence that humanity has now entered a new era that is defined as the Anthropocene, in which humanity is shaping the entire biosphere in a globalized phase of…

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Introduction to Macroeconomics

In this chapter, Professor Jeffrey Sachs introduces the course on macroeconomics for a sustainable planet, as well as his co-professor, Felipe Larraín, Chile’s Finance Minister. Sachs…

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Hitting Planetary Boundaries

The sixth wave of globalization is the one expected to characterize the 21st century. In this chapter, Professor Sachs provides an overview of the Planetary Boundaries framework and discusses the…

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Environmental Perils Facing the Planet

This chapter introduces the concept of the anthropocene, evaluating the ethical implications of human interaction with the planet. It looks at environmental crises, such as human-induced climate…

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