Johan Rockström is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam. He is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues and led the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change. Professor Rockström is a leading scientist on global water resources, with more than 25 years experience in applied water research in tropical regions, and more than 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability. He is i.a. chair of the Earth Commission and Future Earth as well as fellow of Earth League, Chief Scientist of Conservation International, member of the European Investment Bank Advisory Group, and elected member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
G7 leaders called for the world to be nature positive - which means enhancing the resilience of our planet and societies to halt and reverse nature loss.
Outre la menace continue qui pèse sur la santé publique mondiale, les spectres des crises climatiques et de la biodiversité planent au-dessus de nos têtes.
While the Paris agreement establishes ways of tackling climate change, specific international targets for preserving the earths natural systems are limited.
Le réchauffement climatique ne constitue cependant que l’une des multiples crises urgentes et interconnectées qui menacent aujourd’hui les fondements mêmes du bien-être humain.
De plus en plus de pays reconnaissent le besoin d'une stratégie de bien plus grande ampleur.
L'Allemagne a construit 10 nouvelles centrales électriques au charbon depuis 2011, ce qui porte son total à environ 120.
A new report argues that the digital technology sector is probably the world’s most powerful influencer for accelerating effective climate action. Here's how it might work.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things, will transform everyone’s lives. We need to ensure this transformation is...
Earth’s climate has been remarkably stable since before the dawn of civilization. This stability is at risk. The world needs to act fast.
Humanity has pushed Earth and ourselves to the brink of destruction - but there is growing evidence that we are beginning to head in the right direction.
The phrases a drop in the ocean or plenty more fish in the sea expose a worldview of the oceans as an infinite, resilient resource. This needs updating. The oceans are finite, fragile and...
The global economy treats the stability of Earth as a luxury good. This is a fundamental flaw that threatens humanity. It must change.
2015 was the hottest year on record beating the previous record holder – 2014. Already, meteorologists predict 2016 may beat 2015.