To create a sustainable future, scientists, economists, politicians and social scientists will need to work together with practitioners and local communities. Broad collaborations will be needed on the regional as well as the international arena. The concept of planetary boundaries sets the scene, and we need to find new, smarter and more efficient ways to give people better lives within nature’s limitations. Research and practical knowledge is the foundation, but it is worth nothing if not put to use.
This session will highlight some of the societal, psychological and economic problems, but above all it will point at promising solutions to some of them and discuss the tools we have at our disposal to take us from knowing to acting.
Speakers: H.E. Dr. Jacques Diouf, Senegal; Professor Paul Alan Cox, USA; Professor Susan Baker, UK.
Moderator: Mr. Johan Kuylenstierna, Sweden.