Connecting local to global: the role of research networks and science-policy interfaces
Humans have dramatically altered the planet; our biosphere and atmosphere are profoundly changing. Indirect and direct drivers of environmental change act across spatial and temporal scales, the drivers interact and feedback with each other. Tackling the root causes of environmental change needs coordinated action and integration across sectors and scales. Challenges related to climate change, biodiversity loss and deterioration of ecosystems, as well as achieving good quality of live for all are interconnected. They need to be addressed synergistically, from local to global levels.