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dc.contributor.authorClift, R.
dc.contributor.authorSim, S,
dc.contributor.authorKing, H.
dc.contributor.authorChenoweth, J.L.
dc.contributor.authorChristie, I.
dc.contributor.authorClavreul, J.
dc.contributor.authorMueller, C.
dc.contributor.authorPosthuma, L.
dc.contributor.authorBoulay, A.M.
dc.contributor.authorChaplin-Kramer, R.
dc.contributor.authorChatterton, J.
dc.contributor.authorDeClerck, F.
dc.contributor.authorDruckman, A.
dc.contributor.authorFrance, C.
dc.contributor.authorFranco, A.
dc.contributor.authorGerten, D.
dc.contributor.authorGoedkoop, M.
dc.contributor.authorHauschild, M.Z.
dc.contributor.authorHuijbregts, M.A.J.
dc.contributor.authorKoellner, T.
dc.contributor.authorLambin, E.F.
dc.contributor.authorLee, L.
dc.contributor.authorMair, Simon
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, S.
dc.contributor.authorMcLachlan, M.S.
dc.contributor.authorMilà i Canals, L.
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, C.
dc.contributor.authorPrice, E.
dc.contributor.authorRockström, J.
dc.contributor.authorSuckling, J.
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, R.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-11T13:37:19Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-18T09:08:46Z
dc.date.available2020-12-11T13:37:19Z
dc.date.available2020-12-18T09:08:46Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationClift R, Sim S, King H et al (2017) The challenges of applying planetary boundaries as a basis for strategic decision-making in companies with global supply chains. Sustainability (Switzerland). 9(2): 279.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18254
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractThe Planetary Boundaries (PB) framework represents a significant advance in specifying the ecological constraints on human development. However, to enable decision-makers in business and public policy to respect these constraints in strategic planning, the PB framework needs to be developed to generate practical tools. With this objective in mind, we analyse the recent literature and highlight three major scientific and technical challenges in operationalizing the PB approach in decision-making: first, identification of thresholds or boundaries with associated metrics for different geographical scales; second, the need to frame approaches to allocate fair shares in the 'safe operating space' bounded by the PBs across the value chain and; third, the need for international bodies to co-ordinate the implementation of the measures needed to respect the Planetary Boundaries. For the first two of these challenges, we consider how they might be addressed for four PBs: climate change, freshwater use, biosphere integrity and chemical pollution and other novel entities. Four key opportunities are identified: (1) development of a common system of metrics that can be applied consistently at and across different scales; (2) setting 'distance from boundary' measures that can be applied at different scales; (3) development of global, preferably open-source, databases and models; and (4) advancing understanding of the interactions between the different PBs. Addressing the scientific and technical challenges in operationalizing the planetary boundaries needs be complemented with progress in addressing the equity and ethical issues in allocating the safe operating space between companies and sectors.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights(c) 2017 The Authors. This is an Open Access article distributed under the Creative Commons CC-BY license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)en_US
dc.subjectBiodiversity
dc.subjectBusiness
dc.subjectChemical pollution
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectPlanetary boundaries
dc.subjectWater use
dc.titleThe challenges of applying planetary boundaries as a basis for strategic decision-making in companies with global supply chainsen_US
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted08/02/2017
dc.date.application15/02/2017
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionPublished version
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/su9020279
dc.date.updated2020-12-11T13:37:21Z
refterms.dateFOA2020-12-18T09:11:47Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccess


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