Planetary Boundaries Conference 2017

Conference
Planetary Boundaries Conference 2017
24 April, 2017 (All day) - 25 April, 2017 (All day), Berlin Germany

Welcome to this informative conference in Berlin on how to make the planetary boundaries concept work! To allow future generations to live in dignity and peace, humanity needs to operate within a safe operating space delineated by the planetary boundaries. 

The planetary boundaries concept has increasingly gained prominence internationally, regionally and nationally and was developed by a group of international researchers led by Johan Rockström. However, some challenges remain: fundamental changes towards a sustainable economy and society are necessary to politically, socially and economically shape the safe operating space.

Important questions will be addressed at the event:

  • How can we further improve the scientific justification of the internationally recognised concept?
  • How can we apply the concept to national environmental and sustainability policies and policy-making?
  • Which opportunities provided by the concept arise for technical, economical and social innovations, for corporate risk and corporate environmental management, for environmental education and communication?


The goal of the conference is to bring together central actors of a sustainability transformation to generate an agenda for the concept’s further application in academia, for governments, the private sector, civil society and media.

You can find the programme and more information here.