Understanding of the holistic approach and the need for a long-term perspective

To enable life and development to continue in a sustainable way, we need a long-term interconnectedness between social, environmental, economic and technological systems. We need to see ourselves as part of the ecosystem and realise that there are boundaries for economic growth. We all have a responsibility for the long-term maintenance of the resources on our planet. This effort demands communication, ethics and transparency so that everyone’s needs can be met.

Our understanding of a holistic view and the need for a long-term perspective

At the University of Gävle, a holistic view and a long-term perspective means the following:

  • A long-term interaction between different ecological, economic, social and technological systems, for example people as part of the ecosystem, the limits for economic growth, responsibility, governance, long-term thinking, communication, ethics and transparency.

A safe and just space

The international charitable organisation Oxfam has drawn up the different dimensions that illustrate the boundaries of the Earth as well as the social boundaries in which we humans can live safely and be well.

Read Oxfam’s report about A safe and just space for humanity,
Published by: Rose-Marie Löf Page responsible: Gunilla Mårtensson Updated: 2018-06-18
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