Living Within Limits

The Planetary Boundaries Framework defines the global environmental limits within which humans are capable of developing and thriving. Climateworks Centre’s Land Use Futures program has adapted the global Planetary Boundaries Framework to an Australian context in the report Living Within Limits: Adapting the Planetary Boundaries to Understand Australia’s Contribution to Planetary Health.

The framework tracks Australia’s position on climate change, freshwater use, land-system change, biosphere integrity and biochemical flows, and how each of these boundaries intersect with the land use sectors, including agriculture and forestry. This report pushes the boundaries of science in defining the complex parameters of planetary health, helping us understand the national problem with clear and robust data.

Other SDGs: 

SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation SDG 13 Climate Action SDG 14 Life Below Water SDG 15 Life on Land