Feeding the world in a narrowing safe operating space

Dieter Gerten*, Matti Kummu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Current world agriculture leads to planetary-boundary transgressions. Although achieving global food security within these environmental bounds is possible through sustainable transformations of the food system, Earth-system feedbacks could increasingly narrow the maneuvering space. Thus, improved understanding of cascading impacts of climate change and other boundary transgressions is imperative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1193-1196
Number of pages4
JournalOne Earth
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2021
MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine


  • planetary boundaries
  • food production
  • agriculture
  • resource management


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