Tuesday 27 March 2012 - Options and opportunities, 10:30
Collective action for the transition to a sustainable society: building the research and action agendaChaired by Sander van der Leeuw and Ilan Chabay
Convenors: Ilan Chabay, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Stuttgart; Sander van der Leeuw, Arizona State University; Pamela Matson, Stanford University; John Finnigan, CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research
Much GEC research has focused on understanding dynamics driving our planet to the present predicament; much less effort has been devoted to understanding how to effect a transition to a more sustainable society. This is the critical global challenge that this session will address through a search for innovative research efforts in the context of the Earth System Sustainability Initiative.