Sharing societal metabolism insights with European Policymakers: Main Messages for Policy Makers

29 October 2019
Governance process
Societal metabolism
Sustainable Development Goals
Complexity
MAGIC

POLICY BRIEF

Title: Sharing societal metabolism insights with European Policymakers: Main messages for policy makers

Authors: Blackstock KL, Matthews KB, Waylen KA, Juarez-Bourke A, Miller DG, Wardell-Johnson D, Guimarães-Pereira A, Cadillo-Benalcazar J, Kovacic Z, Renner A, Ripa M & Giampietro M

Date: October 2019

 

Overview

 

MAGIC “Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security” seeks to understand how to govern complexity, with reference to five policy areas (Common Agricultural Policy; Natura 2000; Circular Economy; Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Directives; and Water Framework Directive). These policies, combined with many others, are utilized to enable the European Union and its Member States to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. However, achieving the SDGs is challenging; and the response has been critiqued as inadequate.

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