Policy design for the Anthropocene
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

Today, more than ever, ‘Spaceship Earth’ is an apt metaphor as we chart the boundaries for a safe planet1. Social scientists both analyse why society courts disaster by approaching or even overstepping these boundaries and try to design suitable policies to avoid these perils. Because the threats of transgressing planetary boundaries are global, long-run, uncertain and interconnected, they must be analysed together to avoid conflicts and take advantage of synergies. To obtain policies that are effective at both international and local levels requires careful analysis of the underlying mechanisms across scientific disciplines and approaches, and must take politics into account. In this Perspective, we examine the complexities of designing policies that can keep Earth within the biophysical limits favourable to human life.


Thomas Sterner

Göteborgs universitet

Edward B. Barbier

Colorado State University

Ian Bateman

University of Exeter

Inge van den Bijgaart

Göteborgs universitet

Anne Sophie Crépin

Stockholms universitet

Kungliga vetenskapsakademien

Ottmar Edenhofer

Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

Technische Universität Berlin

Carolyn Fischer

Resources For The Future

Wolfgang Habla

Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH

John Hassler

Göteborgs universitet

Stockholms universitet

Olof Johansson-Stenman

Göteborgs universitet

Andreas Lange

Universität Hamburg

Stephen Polasky

University of Minnesota

Johan Rockström

Stockholms universitet

Henrik G. Smith

Lunds universitet

Will Steffen

Stockholms universitet

Australian National University

Gernot Wagner

Harvard University

James E. Wilen

University of California

Francisco Alpizar

Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education Costa Rica

Christian Azar

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Fysisk resursteori

Donna Carless

University of Exeter

Carlos Chávez

Universidad de Talca

Jessica Coria

Göteborgs universitet

Gustav Engström

Kungliga vetenskapsakademien

Sverker C. Jagers

Göteborgs universitet

Gunnar Köhlin

Göteborgs universitet

Åsa Löfgren

Göteborgs universitet

Håkan Pleijel

Göteborgs universitet

Amanda Robinson

University of Exeter

Nature Sustainability

23989629 (eISSN)

Vol. 2 1 14-21


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