Earth Commission

SCIENCE FOR A JUST WORLD ON A SAFE PLANET

 

This is the focus of the Earth Commission
SAFE AND JUST BOUNDARIES

Human activities are rapidly pushing the planet towards irreversible tipping points, which threaten the foundations for human well-being.

TRANSFORMATION PATHWAYS

All life on Earth depends on clean air and water, biodiversity, healthy oceans, and a stable climate. These are the global commons: the shared resources that ensure a habitable planet.

TRANSLATION, ACTORS AND AGENCY

What are the environmental thresholds that we should not cross in order to safeguard a planet that can support human well-being? And how can we do it in a just way?

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SAFE AND JUST

Learn more about the Safe and Just Earth System Boundaries and download detailed explainers on each boundary.

ALL RESOURCES

Explore our scientific visuals and find useful resources about Safe and Just Earth System Boundaries.

Stockhom Seminars Presents

On Jan 25, 2024, Earth Commissioner and Distinguished Prof. Xuemei Bai of the Australian National University introduced how strategic and transparent procedures can help cities and businesses align their sustainability efforts with the Safe & Just Earth system boundaries.

All events

Find out more about the Earth Commission's events, past, present and future here.

TARGETS GUIDED BY SCIENCE

The Earth Commission synthesises the latest science on preserving the stability and resilience of Earth’s life support systems. This knowledge – combined with the safe and just boundaries defined by the Earth Commission – inform the Science Based Targets Network in developing tangible targets for cities and companies.

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Who we are

The Earth Commission is an international team of leading natural and social scientists and four working groups of additional experts. The Commission is led by distinguished professors.

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OUR PARTNERS

We work with a wide range of brilliant partners on collective action to safeguard the global commons. Here we highlight two of those partners.

Future Earth

Future Earth is a global network of scientists, researchers, and innovators collaborating for a more sustainable planet. The Earth Commissioners are appointed by Future Earth, which also hosts its secretariat.
 

PIK

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is advancing the frontier of integrated research for global sustainability, and for a safe and just climate future.
 

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