25 Oct 2023
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ESD Ideas: Positive Tipping points towards global regenerative systems

J. David Tàbara

Abstract. Coping with the threats posed by multiple negative Earth tipping points calls for large coordinated actions conducive to creating long-lasting positive synergies between human and biophysical systems. Boundary concepts, engaging narratives and aspirational visions play a crucial role in coordinating the kinds of deliberate transformations needed to address global existential challenges. The regenerative sustainability paradigm offers an enabling cognitive and discursive capacity to integrate the insights from social and natural sciences so net-positive tipping points towards a safe and just space for humanity can better be operationalised, coordinated and enacted within and across multiple kinds of social-ecological systems.

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J. David Tàbara

Status: final response (author comments only)

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2423', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Oct 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', J David Tabara, 06 Nov 2023
      • RC2: 'Reply on AC1', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Nov 2023
        • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', J David Tabara, 11 Jan 2024
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2423', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Jan 2024
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', J David Tabara, 11 Jan 2024
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2423 - Regeneration', Marco Grasso, 14 Feb 2024
  • RC4: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2423', Brian Fath, 21 Feb 2024
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC4', J David Tabara, 15 Mar 2024
  • RC5: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2423', Anonymous Referee #4, 24 Feb 2024
    • AC5: 'Reply on RC5', J David Tabara, 15 Mar 2024
J. David Tàbara
J. David Tàbara


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Short summary
Securing a world of possibly 10 billion people on Earth by 2050 needs creating positive synergies between improvement in human conditions and improvements in the conditions of natural world. A regenerative view of human-environmental interactions, both in science but also in policy, education and individual practices can contribute to achieving a safe and just world for humanity.