Managing the climate commons at the nexus of ecology, behaviour and economics

Alessandro Tavoni, Simon Asher Levin

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Abstract

Sustainably managing coupled ecological-economic systems requires not only an understanding of the environmental factors that affect them, but also knowledge of the interactions and feedback cycles that operate between resource dynamics and activities attributable to human intervention. The socioeconomic dynamics, in turn, call for an investigation of the behavioural drivers behind human action. We argue that a multidisciplinary approach is needed in order to tackle the increasingly pressing and intertwined environmental challenges faced by modern societies. Academic contributions to climate change policy have been constrained by methodological and terminological differences, so we discuss how programmes aimed at cross-disciplinary education and involvement in governance may help to unlock scholars' potential to propose new solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1057-1063
Number of pages7
JournalNature Climate Change
Volume4
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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