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Mind the Sustainability Gap

Fischer, J., Manning, A., Steffen, W., Rose, D., Daniell, K., Felton, A., Garnett, Stephen, Gilna, B., Heinsohn, R., Lindenmayer, D., Macdonald, B., Mills, F., Newell, B., Reid, J., Robin, L., Sherren, K. and Wade, A. (2007). Mind the Sustainability Gap. Trends in Ecology and Evolution,22(12):621-624.

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ISI LOC 000251922500001
Title Mind the Sustainability Gap
Author Fischer, J.
Manning, A.
Steffen, W.
Rose, D.
Daniell, K.
Felton, A.
Garnett, Stephen
Gilna, B.
Heinsohn, R.
Lindenmayer, D.
Macdonald, B.
Mills, F.
Newell, B.
Reid, J.
Robin, L.
Sherren, K.
Wade, A.
Journal Name Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 12
ISSN 0169-5347   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-36549072883
Start Page 621
End Page 624
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Elsevier
Field of Research 0602 - Ecology
1605 - Policy and Administration
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Despite increasing efforts to reach sustainability, key global biophysical indicators such as climate change and biodiversity loss continue to deteriorate rather than improve. Ongoing failure to move towards sustainability calls into question the focus of current research and policy. We recommend two strategies for progress. First, sustainability must be conceptualized as a hierarchy of considerations, with the biophysical limits of the Earth setting the ultimate boundaries within which social and economic goals must be achieved. Second, transdisciplinary research programs must confront key normative questions facing modern consumer societies. The humanities should have a key role in such programs. Assisted by these strategies, ambitious targets that realistically reflect the biophysical limits of the life-support system of the Earth must be set and relentlessly worked towards.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2007.08.016   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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