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Brian G. Dowling

Who We Are: Environmental Resilience Institute Part of the Prepared for Environmental C... - 1 views

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    Working with partners throughout the state, the Environmental Resilience Institute is fostering Indiana's ability to withstand the wide-ranging impacts of climate change, including changes that affect the state's economy and health.
Brian G. Dowling

The Challenge - A Good Life For All Within Planetary Boundaries - 2 views

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    No country in the world currently meets the basic needs of its citizens at a globally sustainable level of resource use. Our research, recently published in Nature Sustainability (and summarised in The Conversation), is the first to quantify the national resource use associated with achieving a good life for over 150 countries. It shows that meeting the basic needs of all people on the planet would result in humanity transgressing multiple environmental limits, based on current relationships between resource use and human well-being.
Brian G. Dowling

Smart City Challenge | Department of Transportation - 0 views

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    The USDOT has pledged up to $40 million (funding subject to future appropriations) to one city to help it define what it means to be a "Smart City "and become the country's first city to fully integrate innovative technologies - self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors - into their transportation network.
Brian G. Dowling

Article: Ever wondered why 'security' and the other big issues keep getting worse? - 0 views

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    Everyone knows about the big global challenges like economic instability, loss of nature, poverty, waste, conflict and climate disruption. Even after decades of efforts these monstrous problems are not being tackled so much as tickled! Many of these problems are getting out of hand yet even now the possibility of rapidly reversing all of them is within our grasp. This goal looks unrealistic to many people, given the struggle for meaningful change so far. Yet this is the key; the scale of our ambitions must match the scale of the problems as a whole. This is society's blindspot - see this and civilisation gets the chance to go on. This article is the introduction to an 'advanced research workshop' paper, Seven Policy Switches for Global Security, for the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme
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