New regional impact concept

Safe-and-just-operating-spaces-for-regional-social-ecological-systems-fig5In a recent Global Environmental Change paper, members of PAGES' Regional Integration Theme use paleoecological data to propose a framework that integrates social wellbeing and environmental boundaries to define safe and just operating spaces at the regional scale.

This approach provides clear visual images for making comparisons between different regions, and can provide a practical basis for policy makers to raise the standards of social conditions in a region while reducing the likelihood of crossing ecological boundaries.

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