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Advancing sustainability through mainstreaming a social–ecological systems perspective
Stockholm University, Stockholm Environment Institute.
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2015 (English)In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, ISSN 1877-3435, E-ISSN 1877-3443, Vol. 14, 144-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The concept of social-ecological systems is useful for understanding the interlinked dynamics of environmental and societal change. The concept has helped facilitate: (1) increased recognition of the dependence of humanity on ecosystems; (2) improved collaboration across disciplines, and between science and society; (3) increased methodological pluralism leading to improved systems understanding; and (4) major policy frameworks considering social-ecological interactions. Despite these advances, the potential of a social-ecological systems perspective to improve sustainability outcomes has not been fully realized. Key priorities are to: (1) better understand and govern social-ecological interactions between regions; (2) pay greater attention to long-term drivers; (3) better understand the interactions among power relations, justice, and ecosystem stewardship; and (4) develop a stronger science-society interface.

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2015. Vol. 14, 144-149 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124597DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2015.06.002ISI: 000366330500018OAI: diva2:890264
Available from: 2016-01-01 Created: 2016-01-01 Last updated: 2016-02-02Bibliographically approved

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