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Tree for the three: birds, landscape and ecosystem services

Birds contribute to pest predation and control, among many ecosystem services at agricultural landscapes. Trees can contribute to ecosystem regulation, shelter and foraging of species, among others.…

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What do we mean by Nature-based Solutions to Disaster and Climate Resilience?

This video is the first video of unit 2.1 of the course Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience taught by Nathalie Doswald, Mikhail Fernandes, and Xinyue Gu. What are…

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Nature’s Solutions for Planetary Health: A case study from Borneo

This video is the second video of unit 1.1 of the course Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience taught by Nathalie Doswald, Mikhail Fernandes, and Xinyue Gu. What are…

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Health and Sustainable Development

This video addresses sustainable development and its relationship with global public health, focusing on the shortfalls of the MDGs and where the SDGs account for those shortfalls. This video is…

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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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Key Messages & Final Remarks: Planetary Boundaries

This chapter serves as a conclusion to the course Planetary Boundaries. We are living in the Anthropocene, and while the Holocene supported human civilization for thousands of years, today we live in…

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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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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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Justification for Planetary Boundary Selection

A planetary boundary process is an environmental process that is part of the Earth's regulatory system, helping it to remain in our current desired state of the Holocene. There are nine…

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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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The Quadruple Squeeze

The planetary squeeze, or the driving forces that explain why we’ve ended up with rising environmental risks, originate from four different areas: population pressure in terms of numbers and…

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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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The Challenge of Human Induced Climate Change

This chapter discusses the challenge of human-induced climate change. The general problem is of living in a crowded and productive world. There are 7.2 billion people on the globe and the average…

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The Goal of Less Than 2ºC, Part II

An introduction to the course Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet. This chapter introduces the Sustainable Development Goals and explains the context of their adoption. It focuses on how…

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From the Ground Up: Protecting and Managing our Terrestrial Ecosystems - Trailer

Examine our reliance on the Earth’s resources –and vice versa – and you will discover a stunning tapestry of complex interactions between ecosystems and human life. From preventing…

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