• Kate Meyer
  • Peter Newman


Nine Planetary Boundaries were determined by a group of Earth-system scientists in 2009 but little social and political change towards address them has happened. Our book shows why and how this can be fixed through creating Planetary Accounting based on three social science theories. This introductory chapter provides an overview of how this will be done.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate Meyer
    • 1
  • Peter Newman
    • 2
  1. 1.The Planetary Accounting NetworkAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Curtin UniversityWestern AustraliaAustralia

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