Vacancies: Post-doctoral Fellows for the Novel Entities Group

Earth Commission and the University of Toronto School of the Environment are excited to announce opportunities two Post-doctoral Fellows (PDFs) to join the core research team focused on assessing “Safe and Just Earth System Boundaries” for Novel Entities (ESBs).

Vacancy: Science Communicator for the Earth Commission Secretariat

The Earth Commission secretariat, hosted by the Swedish hub of Future Earth, is looking for an experienced science communicator (applications from consultants are welcome). The assignment will be 50-60% FTE for the coming six months with a possibility for extension. The position is based at Future Earth in Stockholm. Consultants should preferably be working in the European timezone.

New Earth Commission Working Group to Focus on the Challenges of Cross-Scale Translation

The Earth Commission is tasked with providing a global-scale assessment to define a safe and just corridor for people and planet. For climate, a target of keeping global warming down to 1.5 degrees has already been internationally agreed upon; similar global targets must now be identified for Earth’s other biophysical systems to safeguard natural resources such as land, biodiversity and water – our global commons – whilst also considering social issues such as justice and equity.

Tackling the Alarming Decline in Nature Requires a ‘Safety Net’ of Goals

A ‘safety net’ made up of multiple, interlinked and ambitious goals is needed to tackle nature’s alarming decline. No single goal can capture the broad range of characteristics that need to be sustained, concludes a large international team of researchers analysing the new goals for nature being drafted by the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity.

Earth Commission strengthened to identify governance solutions for a safe and just planet

The mission of the Earth Commission is to define a “safe and just corridor” that ensures a future where people can thrive in harmony with nature. This includes identifying thresholds for protecting Earth’s life support systems such as biodiversity, freshwater, oceans and land, but equally crucial are aspects of human wellbeing, socio-economic factors and justice. A safe future for the planet also needs to be a just future for all people.

World-leading Modellers Gather to Define A Safe and Just Space for People and Planet

As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has made clear, the state of our planet is a result of dynamic interactions between human and natural systems. In the Anthropocene, a new era in which humans are the driving force of change on Earth, the setting of actionable targets to guide our interactions with nature is an important dimension of global sustainable development.