Tracking sustainable development with a national barometer for South Africa using a downscaled “safe and just space” framework

Date: 16 September 2014

Nations in the 21st century face a complex mix of environmental and social challenges, as highlighted by the on-going Sustainable Development Goals process. The “planetary boundaries” concept [Rockström J, et al. (2009) Nature 461(7263):472–475], and its ex- tension through the addition of social well-being indicators to create a framework for “safe and just” inclusive sustainable development [Raworth K (2012) Nature Climate Change 2(4):225–226], have re- ceived considerable attention in science and policy circles. As the chief aim of this framework is to influence public policy, and this happens largely at the national level, we assess whether it can be used at the national scale, using South Africa as a test case. We developed ...

Megan J. Cole Richard M. Bailey Mark G. New

Economics of Sustainability

Economics of Sustainability

Tracking sustainable development with a national barometer for South Africa using a downscaled “safe and just space” framework


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Cole, M.J., Bailey, R.M. & New, M.J. (2014). 'Tracking sustainable development with a national barometer for South Africa using a downscaled “safe and just space” framework'. PNAS October, 111(42), E4399-E4408.


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