How do cultures evolve, and can we direct that change to create a better world?


Ecological economist Robert Costanza confronts the question at the heart of the Anthropocene Transition – how can we achieve a transition to a life-sustaining culture?

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Robert Costanza

The Australian National University, Crawford School of Public Policy, Faculty Member.

Dr. Costanza’s transdisciplinary research integrates the study of humans and the rest of nature to address research, policy and management issues at multiple time and space scales, from small watersheds to the global system. He is co-founder and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics, and was chief editor of the society’s journal, Ecological Economics from its inception in 1989 until 2002. He is also founding editor in chief of Solutions ( a unique hybrid academic/popular journal now housed at the Crawford School. He has been named as one of ISI’s Highly Cited Researchers since 2004.


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