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7 Paths Forward
Pages 48-52

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From page 48...
... There are more integrated models as well, but there are also large gaps between building models and model-driven decision making, partly due to concerns with validating them. It is widely recognized that recent decisions have created situations that will become challenges in the future, such as increasing carbon dioxide emissions; thus, there is a greater appreciation for interlinked systems, codesign, decision lock-ins, and path dependencies as they relate to sustainability.
From page 49...
... The GPI adds several elements to the popular GDP metric, including social, human, and natural capital, while subtracting undesirable elements, such as crime or automobile accidents. One analysis that collected national level GPI studies for 17 countries to construct a representative global GPI per capita found that the global GPI per capita rate plateaued while the global GDP per capita rate increased.
From page 50...
... FIGURE 7-2  Quality of life: An approach integrating opportunities, human needs, and subjective well-being. SOURCE: Robert Costanza, Presentation, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop, January 14, 2016, Newport Beach, California.
From page 51...
... Costanza noted the need for new communication venues to relay these results and solutions in the transition to a more sustainable world. William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at Harvard University, provided insights on paths forward for sustainability science.
From page 52...
... More efforts like this are needed to move sustainability science forward so that different disciplines truly understand other fields as they relate to sustainability. Publishing in a collective space is a large part of this community building, which is why success with the sustainability science section of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is important to continue.

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