Big World Small Planet

In a 2009 article in Nature, Rockstrom et al introduced us to what they call “planetary boundaries”, the “safe limits outside of which the Earth system cannot continue to function in a stable, Holocene-like state” (2009:474). There followed an excellent article by Whiteman et al (2013), published in the Journal of Management Studies, which applied the concept to the organisational context (http://corporate-sustainability.org/wp-content/uploads/arcs-2012-Perego-Whiteman-Walker.pdf).

Now Rockstrom and Klum have published a new book expanding the planetary boundaries thesis, Big World, Small Planet. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on it!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Small-Planet-Johan-Rockstr%C3%B6m/dp/9171263349

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7263/full/461472a.html

In the meantime, I’ll have to make do with this feature in the Guardian, which gives a taste of what the book is all about:

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/gallery/2015/apr/14/pushing-beyond-earth-limits-natural-world

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