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IFAJ 2017 World Congress South Africa

Taking place between the 2nd and 8th of April 2017 in Gauteng- and the Western Cape. 
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IFAJ 2018 - The Netherlands

Theme: Dutch Roots

Main congress: 12- 15 July 2018

The main congress will start in the region Food Valley and further visits are planned to a diversity of hotspot in the Netherlands.

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The Human Quest – fabulous chance to order a new book

All delegates at the congress have the possibility to order the very new Swedish book The Human Quest. To order the book you should send an e-mail to Marina Tell (marina@grandalen.se).

The book will be handed out at the Congress to those who have ordered it.
The cost is SEK250 and the book weighs 2,2 kilo.

It presents the Earth as the truly complex issue it really is. It is written by the scientist Johan Rockström, who is one of the speakers at the congress, and the award winning national geographic photographer Mattias Klum. The forewords are written by President Bill Clinton.

According to the publishing company, this is a book that through groundbreaking new science recognizes what is at stake.
The content comes to life through beautiful and dramatic pictures and is thereby the first of its kind to merge science and photography. It serves as an inspiration and guide for action as humankind faces a turning point in our history and the state of the Earth.

“Over the past 50 years, our unsustainable ways of living have begun to put massive pressure on the planetary processes that support our well-being and economic development.
The Human Quest tells how. Integrating the latest scientific insights with the power of images and real world experience, Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum combine evidence from the many scientific disciplines that study how planet Earth operates and the relations between ourselves and the Earth system.
They not only diagnose the problems, but also look at the opportunities and evidence supporting that transitions to a sustainable future are.
The book illustrates the fragility and the beauty of our planet, while it lays out the challenges we now face as a human race, providing a framework for navigating these turbulent times. Unlike any other book of  its kind, The Human Quest builds this framework from the unique perspective of nine planetary boundaries interactively combined, defined as: climate change, ocean acidification, stratospheric ozone, biogeochemical, global freshwater use, land system change, biodiversity loss, chemical pollution, and aerosol loading.
Exceeding these nine planetary boundaries are propelling the human race towards catastrophic risks.
The book highlights that action needs to be taken now, in what may be the worst decisive decade in human history. With a fundamental shift in mindset, humanity can succeed in a transition to global sustainability. The Human Quest can help turn the page to that new paradigm.”

There is more to read about the book here.

Please, order the book before August 7.