Planetary Boundaries

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Planetary Boundaries
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Planetary Boundaries means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Planetary boundaries define the safe operating space for humanity with respect to the earth’s system and are associated with the planet’s biophysical subsystems or processes. Nine such processes correspond to planetary boundaries: climate change; rate of biodiversity loss (terrestrial and marine); interference with the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles; stratospheric ozone depletion; ocean acidification; global freshwater use; change in land use; chemical pollution; and atmospheric aerosol loading.

Nature 461, 472-475 (24 September 2009) Published online 23 September 2009; A safe operating space for humanity, Johan Rockström et al.