Bottom Up Solutions for Global Change

CBIE_WP-2012-004

Abstract

A sustainable future requires a change of human activities at a global scale. Global agreements have not been very effective. At the local level there are many examples of successful efforts to solve collective action problems within social-ecological systems. The study of these examples has led to an understanding of the principles of self-governance. We propose to scale up these insights of self-governance using social media tools to address global change challenges.

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Published April 30, 2012

Marco Janssen, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability