- Mar 2023
Since minimum access levels for the poor cannot be met within the ESBs without substantial reallocation of resources, we propose minimum access levels for all people. These levels provide the floor or foundation of a corridor, while the ESBs constitute the ceiling (Fig. 6). If resources, responsibilities and risks are allocated in a just manner (Fig. 1), we consider this a ‘safe and just corridor’.
- Second stage of characterizing the Safe and Just Corridor
- Since minimum access levels for the poor cannot be met within the ESBs without substantial reallocation of resources,
- minimum access levels for ALL people is proposed (Annotator's emphasis)
- These levels provide the floor or foundation of a Safe and Just corridor (Fig. 6)
- the ESBs constitute the ceiling of the Safe and Just corridor (Fig. 6).
The black line in Fig. 5 shows that redistribution is not enough; if everyone’s emissions are equalized at escape from poverty levels, then we would still overshoot the climate boundaries
- First stage of characterizing the Safe and Just Corridor
- The black line in Fig. 5 shows that
- redistribution is not enough
- if everyone’s emissions are equalized at escape from poverty levels, then
- we would STILL overshoot the climate boundaries (annotator's emphasis)
- hypothetical pressure from 62% of humanity that is lacking humane access to resources is equal to the pressure exerted by 4% of the elits of humanity
- Jan 2023
can we quantify safe and just Earth 00:04:20 system boundaries or an earth system corridor in 2019 the Global Commons Alliance created the Earth commission to answer this question
!- key question : can we quantify a safe and just corridor?
we need in this Century a safe and just Corridor for all people to exit the danger zone but also to ensure that all people have access to basic needs rights 00:04:07 uh rights to a water food energy and infrastructure
!- definition : safe and just corridor
- Dec 2022
2030 (UNGA, 2015) provides a global consensus on key justice principles of access and a starting point for an analysis of a safe and just corridor that aims to ensure that “no one will be left behind.
!- starting point : Agenda 2030, UNGA 2015
By identifying safe and just target ranges, the question arises: How can we achieve these targets and live within the corridor? Transforming toward a “just” world may be a pre-condition for being able to achieve a “safe” world. Leverage points to achieve such transformations are essential for governing our commons.
!- role : leverage points - Leverage points play a critical role to achieve transformation to a safe and just corridor
Identifying safe ranges for these systems in isolation, for example as the planetary boundary framework has done (Rockström et al., 2009; Steffen, Richardson, et al., 2015), will not be enough to describe a safe corridor.
!- limitations : planetary boundary framework - planetary boundary framework is insufficient to describe a safe corridor
An integrated framework is needed that aligns safe and just Earth system variables while also accounting for sub-global scales and interactions between Earth system processes.
!- identified need : integrated framework to align safe and just earth system variables while accounting for sub-global scales and interactions between earth system processes
our goal of synthesizing a range of safe and just conditions rather than prescribing any specific solution.
!- goal : safe and just corridor research - develop a range of safe and just conditions for civilization to choose from
An integrated people and planet perspective is required to guide human development and use of the global commons We outline an approach to defining a safe and just corridor for a stable and resilient planet supporting human development A conceptual framework for linking safe and just Earth system targets is proposed
!- key points: for a safe and just corridor - 1. Integrated people and planet strategy - 2. outline of an approach that defines safe and just corridor - 3. conceptual framework linking safe and just targets
safe as primarily referring to a stable Earth system and just targets as being associated with meeting human needs and reducing exposure to risks.
!- in other words : "safe" and "just" - thinking in terms of doughnut economics, safe refers to staying within biophysical constraints and just refers to staying within socio-economic constraints of human civilization to ensure wellbeing
Keeping the Earth system in a stable and resilient state, to safeguard Earth's life support systems while ensuring that Earth's benefits, risks, and related responsibilities are equitably shared, constitutes the grand challenge for human development in the Anthropocene. Here, we describe a framework that the recently formed Earth Commission will use to define and quantify target ranges for a “safe and just corridor” that meets these goals.
!- Earth Commission : framework for safe and just corridor