Resilience and Pluralism: Ecosystems and Society in a Great Transition

Nicolás Lucas, Elena Bennett

Elena Bennett and Nicolás Lucas discuss the increasing scale and rate of ecosystem change due to human impacts in the twentieth century as well as the unevenly distributed benefits and vulnerabilities from such change. They argue for the need to transcend the nation-state and the dominant economic growth paradigm in order to develop adequate policies and institutions for addressing the socio-ecological challenges of the coming decades.

Essay #14 in the GTI Paper Series: Frontiers of a Great Transition