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.
In this way, PLAN hopes to foster a radically interdisciplinary approach, bringing together scholars from every discipline to create viable responses grounded in an understanding of planetary and ecological limits. 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 80 Members, 7 Collaborators, and 282 Subscribers.
Learn more about our Goals:
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