The Road to Sustainability Must Bridge Three Great Divides

Aronson, J. et al.

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We argue here that this disconnection between our knowledge and our actions is largely caused by three “great divides”: an ideological divide between economists and ecologists; an economic development divide between the rich and the poor; and an information divide, which obstructs communications between scientists, public opinion, and policymakers. These divides prevent our economies from responding effectively to urgent signals of environmental and ecological stress. The restoration of natural capital (RNC) can be an important strategy in bridging all of these divides.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences