Davos 2023

Pioneering science reveals set of 'earth system boundaries' that can secure a safe and just planet for all

Groundbreaking research sets out a framework of 'earth system boundaries' to keep the planet stable. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto.

Johan Rockström

Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Joyeeta Gupta

Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at the University of Amsterdam and, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

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The geographical distribution of global and regional tipping elements, colour-coded according to the best estimate for their temperature thresholds, beyond which the element would likely be 'tipped'.
The geographical distribution of global and regional tipping elements, colour-coded according to the best estimate for their temperature thresholds, beyond which the element would likely be 'tipped'. Image: Figure designed at PIK, based on Armstrong McKay et al., Science (2022).

Johan Rockström and Joyeeta Gupta.
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