Tag Archive for 'Johan Rockström'

Counting costs of climate change

October 12th, 2017 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Global warming impacts cause substantial economic damages, hurts human health in many ways, influences the drivers of human migration, and it can jeopardise development for many of the world’s poor. Destabilising the climate can destabilise societies. Counting the costs of climate change is a challenge since the social costs can be hard to calculate and […]

Earth League’s climate scientists issue stark statement to spur action on reducing carbon emissions

September 16th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Twelve members of the newly established Earth League – a global initiative of prominent climate scientists – have jointly published a stark statement two weeks prior to the launch of the first section of the latest IPCC’s report on climate change. The scientists agree that “the body of evidence indicating that our civilisation has already […]

The Durban Vision Statement – unprecedented transformation required for global sustainability

December 15th, 2011 by Stockholm Environment Institute

Looking ahead to Rio+20 and future climate negotiations, four of the world’s leading research institutes on global sustainability have released a statement calling on world leaders to “adopt a new mindset to listen to the voice of science and knowledge and address the unavoidable interconnections between global sustainability, poverty eradication, social justice and economic development […]