Mission: The Planetary Limits Academic Network (PLAN) aims to raise awareness about critical systemic challenges facing the human endeavor in this century by building a network of scholars across the disciplines to collectively address them.
Approach: PLAN seeks to do this by fostering a radically interdisciplinary approach to creating viable responses grounded in an understanding of planetary and ecological limits.
Composition: We welcome motivated individuals whose current scholarly work may or may not directly address these concerns. While we anticipate that the majority of our members will hail from academic institutions (hence the “A” in PLAN), we also welcome scholars working in government laboratories, non-profits, think tanks, and similar institutions of scholarship.
The network currently consists of 89 Members, 10 Collaborators, and 305 Subscribers.
Learn more about our Goals:
Promote Research and Scholarship
Improve Undergraduate Education
Learn about our Foundational Principles:
The assimilative capacity of the natural systems of Earth is finite
Human activities are not exempt from the physical laws of the universe
Humans are a part of nature, not apart from nature
Resource usage today impacts future quality of life
Resilience, not growth, sustains complex systems
See the full set of ten Foundational Principles
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Benefits for PLAN members (academics/scholars)