Three Necessary Conditions for Establishing Effective Sustainable Development Goals in the Anthropocene

dc.contributor.authorNorström, Albert V.
dc.contributor.authorDannenberg, Astrid
dc.contributor.authorMcCarney, Geoff
dc.contributor.authorMilkoreit, Manjana
dc.contributor.authorDiekert, Florian
dc.contributor.authorEngström, Gustav
dc.contributor.authorFishman, Ram
dc.contributor.authorGars, Johan
dc.contributor.authorKyriakopoolou, Efthymia
dc.contributor.authorManoussi, Vassiliki
dc.contributor.authorMeng, Kyle
dc.contributor.authorMeitan, Mark
dc.contributor.authorSanctuary, Mark
dc.contributor.authorSchlüter, Maja
dc.contributor.authorSchoon, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-26T19:16:06Z
dc.date.available2015-03-26T19:16:06Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.description.abstract"The purpose of the United Nations-guided process to establish Sustainable Development Goals is to galvanize governments and civil society to rise to the interlinked environmental, societal, and economic challenges we face in the Anthropocene. We argue that the process of setting Sustainable Development Goals should take three key aspects into consideration. First, it should embrace an integrated social-ecological system perspective and acknowledge the key dynamics that such systems entail, including the role of ecosystems in sustaining human wellbeing, multiple cross-scale interactions, and uncertain thresholds. Second, the process needs to address trade-offs between the ambition of goals and the feasibility in reaching them, recognizing biophysical, social, and political constraints. Third, the goal-setting exercise and the management of goal implementation need to be guided by existing knowledge about the principles, dynamics, and constraints of social change processes at all scales, from the individual to the global. Combining these three aspects will increase the chances of establishing and achieving effective Sustainable Development Goals."en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournalEcology and Societyen_US
dc.identifier.citationmonthSeptemberen_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber3en_US
dc.identifier.citationpagesArt. 8en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume19en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/9667
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectsocial changeen_US
dc.subjectsocial-ecological systemsen_US
dc.subjectsustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.sectorGeneral & Multiple Resourcesen_US
dc.titleThree Necessary Conditions for Establishing Effective Sustainable Development Goals in the Anthropoceneen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.type.methodologyTheoryen_US
dc.type.publishedpublisheden_US

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