- Aug 2023
- for: earth system boundaries, safe and just boundaries, planetary boundaries, doughnut economics, bend the curve
- title Earth System Boundaries for a Just World on a Safe Planet
- Future Earth, Earth Commission
- June 2023
- Mar 2023
Our concept of ESJ assumes fair sharing of responsibilities among different actors, ensuring that those who are most responsible and capable do the most. For example, the Earth Commission has developed principles for sharing responsibilities for cities and companie
- Earth Commission has develop principles for sharing responsibilities for cities and companies.
- This is implicitly a form of downscaling
- Earth system justice needed to identify and live within Earth system boundaries
- Living within planetary limits requires attention to justice as biophysical boundaries are not inherently just.
- Through collaboration between natural and social scientists, the = Earth Commission
- defines and operationalizes = Earth system justice
- to ensure that boundaries:
- reduce harm,
- increase well-being,
- reflect substantive and procedural justice.
- Such stringent boundaries may also affect ‘just access’ to:
- We show how boundaries may need to be adjusted to:
- reduce harm,
- increase access,
- challenge inequality to ensure a safe and just future for people, other species and the planet.
- Earth system justice may enable living justly within boundaries.
future work should calculate the Planetary Boundaries globally for each ecosystem first, and then downscale them by country.
- In fact, Johan Rockstrom, one of the principal founders of the concept of planetary boundaries is currently working with the Earth Commission to effectively downscale fair share planetary boundaries to cities.
- reference: https://jonudell.info/h/facet/?max=100&expanded=true&user=stopresetgo&exactTagSearch=true&any=SBT+for+cities
Yet few cities and companies currently have such targets.
- Few cities currently have science-based targets (SBT)
- Only 22 of 500 top greenhouse gas emitting companies set targets in line with SBT (Bloomberg Terminal)
- Only 110 of the top 200 cities with the highest emissions had "net zero" pledges aligned with Paris Agreement.
- Numbers are lower or missing for biodversity or other ESBs.
- Setting such SBTs for cities is in effect downscaling Planetary Boundaries.
- How to stop cities and companies causing planetary harm
- Xuemei Bai,
- Anders Bjørn,
- Şiir Kılkış,
- Oscar Sabag Muñoz,
- Gail Whiteman,
- Holger Hoff,
- Lauren Seaby Andersen,
- Johan Rockström
Next year, the Earth Commission, including many of the scientists on this report, will issue a report outlinging the Earth System Boundaries (ESB) to hlep cities and corporations stay within planetary boundaries.
- Johan Rockstrom
- Earth System Boundaries
- downscaling planetary boundaries
- few cities have SBT
- downscaled planetary boundaries
- earth commission
- planetary boundaries
- science-based targets
- SBT for cities
- Dec 2022
the Earth Commission's report will be used to underpin the development of science-based targets for business and cities by SBTN.
!- relationship between : Earth Commission and Science-Based Targets Network (SBTN) - Earth Commission results will be used to develop Science-Based targets - for businesses and cities
Keeping the Earth system in a stable and resilient state, to safeguard Earth's life support systems while ensuring that Earth's benefits, risks, and related responsibilities are equitably shared, constitutes the grand challenge for human development in the Anthropocene. Here, we describe a framework that the recently formed Earth Commission will use to define and quantify target ranges for a “safe and just corridor” that meets these goals.
!- Earth Commission : framework for safe and just corridor
Stefan Bringezu, Professor in Sustainable Resource Management at the Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR) at the University of Kassel.
!- group co-leader : Stefan Bringezu
The Earth Commission provides this report in its role as a component of the Global Common Alliance.
!- relationship : Earth Commisson and Global Common Alliance
New Earth Commission Working Group to Focus on the Challenges of Cross-Scale Translation
!- title : New Earth Commission Working Group to Focus on the Challenges of Cross Scale Translation