Attaining the SDGs within the planetary boundaries
By being ‘integrated and indivisible’, the SDGs balance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. Importantly, this implies that human economies and societies are embedded parts of the Biosphere. As such, the Biosphere provides the life support systems upon which prosperity and development ultimately rest. The economy is a subsystem of society - and, in turn, a subsystem of the Biosphere - that should serve humanity to thrive within the means of the Biosphere.