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Balancing Planetary Boundaries and Social Equity

The Doughnut Economy: Social considerations of planetary boundaries The doughnut economy framework was first introduced by the economist Kate Raworth in 2012. The model integrates questions of social equity into the debate about planetary boundaries in order to reach not only an environmentally safe place for society and the planet but also a socially just […]

Planetary Boundaries: How to live in harmony with nature

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Planetary Boundaries: How to live in harmony with nature Navigating the Anthropocene for Sustainable Living Since the industrial revolution, our society has harnessed natural resources to meet the demands of a burgeoning population, operating under the assumption that these resources were limitless. However, the repercussions of overconsumption became glaringly apparent as we faced the unsustainable […]

Reverse the curve of biodiversity loss

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Reverse the curve of biodiversity loss In our exploration of planetary boundaries, we underscore the alarming modification of processes vital for biodiversity resilience—changes surpassing those induced by climate transformation. The scale of the crisis is stark: one million species teeter on the brink of extinction, 50% of our forests have vanished, and 47% of ecosystems […]

Biodiversity: Definitions and Complexity

Understanding Biodiversity: Definitions, Significance, and Global Impact Biological diversity refers to the variety of life on Earth, including the variety of species and ecosystems, and genetic diversity within species. It encompasses the different plants, animals, microorganisms, and the ecosystems they form. Biodiversity is crucial for the health and resilience of our planet because each species […]