Publication Series on Ecology 8: Climate change has overwhelming repercussions for international food security and the right to adequate food. Changing weather patterns impact people’s ability to obtain access to sufficient food in many ways: expanding droughts affect crop yields, ocean acidification alters ecosystems and causes fish populations to decrease, and extreme weather conditions destroy entire ecosystems, including the food sources growing within.
Publication Series on Ecology 6: While the nations of the North have been polluting the atmosphere, the effects of climate change are mainly felt among the poorest levels of society in the nations of the South. These peoples are faced with the destruction of their living space, and their already tenuous rights to water, food, housing, and education are further threatened by climate change.
Publication Series on Ecology 5: The sustainable city of tomorrow faces not only ecological, but also major social challenges, and these are reasons enough to dedicate a conference and this associated compilation to urban development and urban lifestyles of the future.
Publication Series on Ecology 4: The automotive industry is not only suffering from the economic downturn, it has also been in a structural crisis for some time. Overcapacity and years of ignoring medium and long-term challenges such as climate change, the finite nature of fossil fuel resources and the fading symbolic value of cars in urban areas are contributing to the industry’s troubles. It will not be possible to stay the course.
Publication Series on Ecology 3: There is growing recognition of the imperative to address the economic and environmental crises together rather than separately. This means that the solution to current economic problems lies not in pushing “shovel-ready” programs like more road building or in simply restarting the engine of consumption, but rather in laying the foundations for a fundamental green transformation.
Publication Series on Ecology 1: Imagine a world in which both the scandal of global poverty and the threat of climate change were taken seriously. In such a world, what action would be required to reduce the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases and hold global warming below 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels while at the same time respecting the right of poor people to dignity, to human development, and to economic opportunity?