chapter  5
42 Pages

Informing and Developing National Strategies for Decoupling

The rate of change is outstripping the ability of scientific disciplines and our current capabilities to assess and advise. It is frustrating the attempts of political and economic institutions, which evolved in a different, more fragmented world, to adapt and cope. It deeply worries many people who are seeking ways to place those concerns on the political agendas. The next few decades are crucial. The time has come to break out of past patterns.