As part of the Earth4All project, collaborators have submitted deep-dive papers
to delve further into the issues and solutions needed to transform our economic system
and provide an equitable future for all on a finite planet.
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett explore large income and wealth differences, and how those differences reduce the chances that our societies will respond adequately to the environmental crisis. It details six reasons for why greater equality is essential to a world facing the consequences of overshoot and the climate crisis.
Callegari B., Stoknes P.E., People and Planet: 21st century sustainable population scenarios and possible living standards within planetary boundaries. Earth4All, March 2023, version 1.0.
Members of the Earth4All modelling team show that global population could peak just below 9 billion in 2050 in this special report for the Global Challenges Foundation.
Version 1.1 corrects some inconsistencies between figures 11-14.3 and their captions and descriptions in the main text. This does not affect the conclusions of the report.
Martin, M., Boakye, E., Boyd, E., Broadgate, W., Bustamante, M., Canadell, J., . . . Zhao, Z. (2022). Ten new insights in climate science 2022. Global Sustainability, 5, E20. doi:10.1017/sus.2022.17
Luana Schwarz, Earth4All and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research contributed to this paper on the role of sustainable agriculture in climate change mitigation.
Collste, D., Cornell, S., Randers, J., Rockström, J., & Stoknes, P. (2021). Human well-being in the Anthropocene: Limits to growth. Global Sustainability, 4, E30. doi:10.1017/sus.2021.26
Members of the Earth4All modelling team track development of relevant indications for the Sustainable Development Goals 1-7 against GDP in seven world regions and globally.
Randers, J., Rockström, J., Stoknes, P., Golüke, P., Collste, D., and Cornell, S., (2018) Transformation is feasible: How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries. A Report to The Club of Rome.
This report explores different pathways for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It confirms that meeting the SDGs in an integrated fashion based on conventional growth policies is not possible. The only way to meet most of the goals by 2030 is to take transformational actions with system-wide effects.
Meadows, D. H., Meadows, D. L., Randers, J., and Behrens, W. W., (1972) The Limits to Growth; a Report for the Club of Rome’s Project on the Predicament of Mankind. New York: Universe Books
This report was the first to model our planet’s interconnected systems and to make clear that if growth trends in population, industrialisation, resource use and pollution continued unchanged, we would reach and then overshoot the carrying capacity of the Earth.