The Work of Will Steffen Commemorated in the Journal Ambio
Will Steffen was instrumental in the foundation of IHOPE. After his passing in January of 2023, Ambio, a journal on the interconnections between environment and society, has commemorated his work with an article in their latest issue. The Ambio article notes that Steffen was considered the “Father of Earth System Science”. It also outlines many of his significant contributions to the field including his work bringing the concept of the Anthropocene into the public realm, advancing the idea of Planetary Boundaries, and his influence on Earth system law and governance.
We highly recommend reading the article commemorating the work of Will Steffen: “Earth steward: Will Steffen’s contributions to Earth System Science, governance and law”. His work has set the framework for how we work today, and it will continue to be influential in future research. Additionally, he was one of the pioneers that helped to bring IHOPE into existence.