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Earth System Century

As the planetary crisis deepens, it is evident that we must make this century a turning point. The Earth System Century is an initiative for radical social and ecological transformation, a long-term bottom-up effort to bring sanity and rationality to the heart of human development. It is an empowering reminder that we participate in the same revolution.

Guided by scientific knowledge, taking into account everything from genetic diversity to planetary boundaries, the Earth System Century is a revolutionary effort to avoid the tipping points of the Earth system, to avoid – among other things – climate catastrophe and human extinction. It rests on the assumption that conscious human beings, individually and collectively, are capable of transforming society in a sustainable direction.

Viewed as an ongoing critical reflection or reimagination, the Earth System Century is all about facilitating the emergence of socially and ecologiclly beneficial practices and systems. Indeed, if we are to reach planetary sustainability, it is evident that we must create new bonds of planetary solidarity.