2. Sustainability Science

2.1: Introduction

2.2: Earth system science

2.3: Understanding complex systems

2.4: Resilience and tipping points

2.5: Critical loads and vulnerability

2.6: Planetary boundaries and ecological footprint analysis

2.7: Environmental limits to economic growth

2.8: Consumption

2.9: Common property resources and the ‘tragedy of the commons’

2.10: Human behaviour and the green economy