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Informal Employment: Definitions and Debates

In this video and module, we will explore what we mean by social-ecological systems, how humans and nature are interwoven, how societies and ecosystems are interdependent, and how our world depends…

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The Origins of the Boundary Concept

This lecture introduces the concept of planetary boundaries, or a set of limits or safe parameters within which humans should maintain their economics activity. Professor Sachs further examines the…

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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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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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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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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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The Role and Risks of Technology in the Anthropocene

This chapter is about technology in the Anthropocene. Professor Galaz begins with an example of the Titi money from the Amazon, which is used to promote conservation effort. This introduces three…

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New and Emerging Perspectives on Global Governance

There are many different schools and approaches on how to reform global environmental governance. Deep institutional reform builds on the idea that, if you manage to reform critical pillars of global…

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Existing Structures of Global Governance

This chapter is about global governance and structures to deal with complex global environmental problems. Governance is a set of complex interactions between state and non-state actors at the global…

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Reconnecting Human Development to the Biosphere

The biosphere is a thin layer around the Earth that hosts life. In the 1980s, ecological economics tried to reconnect land to economics through the creation of natural capital, the green economy, and…

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Synthesis and Progress on Planetary Boundaries

The planetary boundaries framework is built on our understanding of the pressures of the Earth system, along with the recognition that if we push them too far, we risk crossing tipping points. Using…

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Aerosol Loading

This chapter explains the concern about atmospheric aerosols, which are liquid droplets or particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. They absorb and reflect light, play an important role 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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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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