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Home arrow News arrow Latest arrow ESF-Africa Frontier Research Conference
ESF-Africa Frontier Research Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by Erik van den Elsen   
ImageDynamic Interlinkages between Social and Ecosystem Changes: Towards a Europe Africa Partnership

 

8-12 November 2010

Hotel Golden Tulip de Beyaerd, Hulshort, The Netherlands


Human wellbeing and the Earth system on which it depends are in transition involving complex dynamic interactions and feedbacks. Global changes include profound alterations of ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity. Drivers of environmental change are likely to intensify as human population grows and consumption expands.  Some of the changes to the Earth system have improved access for millions of people to food, water, and other services satisfying basic human needs.  On the other hand, unintended consequences from these changes threaten food security, energy security, human health, livelihoods and other aspects of our wellbeing. Deeper understanding and awareness of these changes and the underlying social-ecological systemsí interactions enhances our capacity for remedial and corrective action and offers hope of effective response. The challenge of sustainable development is to grasp this opportunity and transform social-ecological systems to provide food, water, energy, health and human security in a manner that is economically, ecologically and socially viable for people in all parts of the world in the current timeframe, and for many generations in the future.

 

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