Yesterday the UNEP again warned that the earth is at tipping point. The report reiterates what we already know, that several planetary boundaries have been crossed and others are at the point of being crossed. That means disaster of course. It is good to have this reminder from a highly respected body, but will the governments it addresses take any notice (other than the few like Tuvalu and Bolivia that have taken the question of ecological justice seriously)?
See: Morning Star short article. UNEP pess release and link to the report. Background on Rockstrom’s concept of planetary boundaries: Wikipedia Nature. Ecology and Society Rockstrom video and transcript.
See this Oxfam paper that combines Planetary Boundaries with foundations for adequate human development – really useful framework.