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Sustainable Agriculture Urgently Needed

There is now widespread recognition that a rapid shift from industrial monoculture to sustainable farming is needed to save the climate and guarantee food security for all. See source from UN Agencies… Dr Mae-Wan Ho and collagues explain in the Food … Continue reading

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“Post-normal” sustainability technologies?

Frame and Brown published an interesting and intriguing paper in Ecological Economics 65(2008). The paper is titled “Developing post-normal technologies for sustainability“. The paer builds on the concept of “post-normal” science (a contrast with Kunh’s idea of normal science). The … Continue reading

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Sustainability economics

In volume 69 of Ecological Economics, 2010, Baumgärtner and Quaas face the difficult task of defining “sustainability economics” (SE). The point of departure is considering two main elements: The relationship of humans and nature as a matter of justice. The … Continue reading

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Approaching sustainability problems through DPSIR

A recent paper by Ness, Anderberg and Olsson in the Geoforum 41(3) issue presents a conceptualization approach for sustainability problems by combining the Drivers–Pressure–State–Impact–Response (DPSIR) model with a multi-level institutional framework. The paper illustrates the approach with the case of … Continue reading

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