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Shifting minds and hearts for a sustainable world: The Stockholm Dialogue on sustainability science and values

31 October 2014
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By the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology The Stockholm Dialogue is premised on the realities that our planet’s fragility and humanity’s vulnerability are increasingly laid bare through the environmental and social concerns that challenge our generation. Prevailing social and economic development models can no longer remain indifferent to these realities. And responding to this challenge...
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Stabilizing the climate and giving energy access to all with an inclusive economy

31 August 2014
Foto de: National Energy Efficiency Network, neen.org.au

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Humanity has entered a new era. Our technological prowess has brought humanity to a crossroads. We are the inheritors of two centuries of remarkable waves of technological change: steam power, railroads, the telegraph, electrification, automotive transport, aviation, industrial chemistry, modern medicine, computing,...
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Humanity’s challenge: To work within the safe operating space of planetary and landscape boundaries

15 June 2014
W Steffen, P Crutzen, J McNeill, Crédit photo: M Klum

Andreas Carlgren This is what we humans face as the huge challenge for our common future: If we keep Earth within the safe operating space of planetary boundaries, and we work with and integrate within the boundaries of its landscapes, humanity and the world can thrive. But if we transgress these scientifically drawn boundaries,...
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What does Anthropocene mean?

15 March 2014
Crédit photo: IGBP

Andreas Carlgren Have human beings permanently changed the planet? It seems to be a simple question but it has enormous implications as we look into today’s realities. If so, what does it mean? How could it be described? And what to do? Issues like these where recently discussed at a seminar  in Stockholm, Sweden...
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