Understanding Co-Evolving Complex Systems in context of climate change and resource valuation
The tasks are not just to understand the complexity of systems, but to predict how these systems evolve. In addition, the questions to be asked are: How do complex systems like common law, biosphere, econosphere, hydrosphere get in a position to co-evolve? How do they form and operate as co-evolutionary assemblages? How do we learn from nature’s complexity? How do we mimic their inventions? How do we geo-bio-engineer new ways to secure sustainability; adapt to climate change and limit our habits to co-evolve with ecosystems; and how do we better estimate the value of our resources?
We cannot understand any of these problems, let alone solve them, in isolation. Uptake will depend on a mix of unbalanced growth amongst science, economics, regulation, policy, behaviour, and so forth at a variety of scales, and with plenty of bottlenecks and tipping points along the way. But ultimately it will rely on appropriate data and how these can be best interpreted by, and for, a new generation of Earth Stewardship researchers.