Watch online, 9 June: “Earth System Boundaries for a Just World on a Safe Planet”

Earth’s life support systems are in danger, but there are ways to reverse this trend. Watch the Earth Commission launch symposium on “Safe and just Earth system boundaries” held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on 31 May 2023 to find out more.

Join us for the online broadcast premiere that explores the results of this new science and how it will inform the next generation of sustainability targets, regulation and global decision-making for people and planet.

Future Earth, scientific authors and experts from the Earth Commission welcomed academic and stakeholder colleagues to a symposium on ‘Earth Systems Boundaries for a Just World on a Safe Planet’ at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on 31 May.

The event presented a newly defined set of Earth system boundaries that can inform science-based-targets for governments, cities and businesses toward supporting a safe and just future where humans and nature can thrive.

The boundaries cover climate, biodiversity, water, natural ecosystems, land use and the effect of fertilizers and aerosols, and show that human activities have pushed seven of these boundaries beyond their “safe and just limit” into risk zones that threaten planetary and human health.

This is science for real world application

The Earth Systems Boundaries revealed, will underpin the setting of new science-based targets for businesses, cities and governments to address the climate emergency, biodiversity decline, water shortages, ecosystem damage from fertiliser overuse in some parts of the world coupled with lack of access elsewhere, and health damage from air pollution.

In a time of increasing scrutiny and expectations, the resilience and success of businesses, cities and governments will depend on their ability to accurately measure and improve their impact on people and planet – and target opportunities within the finite limits of the planet. There is a way to reverse the negative trends.

The broadcast ended with the release of the First Major Study Quantifying the Earth System Boundaries.

Register to watch online

We Don’t Have Time stream the entire event via We Don’t Have Time Play on June 9th , so you can enjoy all the scientific presentations, dialogue with experts, and Q&As with the audience as if you were there live.

Read more about the broadcast and register your attendance here – it isn’t one you’re going to want to miss.