Publication Series on Ecology

Radical Realism for Climate Justice

Published: 18 September 2018

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial is feasibleThis publication is a civil society response to the challenge of limiting global warming to 1.5°C while also paving the way for climate justice.

Stopping Global Plastic Pollution

Published: 3 April 2017

The massive use of plastics has created an enormous global problem with environmental, economic, social, and health repercussions. The only viable solution to the problem would therefore be to stop plastic waste from entering the oceans in the first place. The authors of this paper propose to launch negotiations on a plastics convention and begin to end this irresponsible disaster.

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Resource Politics for a Fair Future

Published: 4 June 2014

Publication Series on Ecology 38: How could a just and democratic resource politics look like that respects both planetary boundaries and human rights? The Memorandum “Resource Politics for a Fair Future” is the outcome of a two-year international dialogue process of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

New Economy of Nature

Published: 9 May 2014

Publication Series on Ecology 35: From climate change to ecosystem degradation – the solution to these problems could reside in an economic “valuation” of nature and its services. But can that really give nature any better protection? This publication provides a readily understandable introduction to the subject and illuminates the concepts and instruments that follow from the idea of monetarizing nature.

Marginal Oil: What is driving oil companies dirtier and deeper?

Published: 23 May 2011

This paper is a document that describes the drivers behind marginal oil investments and gives an overview of existing and potential projects across the globe. It contains important analysis that should be public knowledge and will productively feed the ongoing debate, from Cancun to Durban to Rio and beyond.

Critique of the Green Economy - Toward Social and Environmental Equity

Published: 13 June 2012

Publication Series on Ecology 22: The idea of growth as the way to end poverty and escape economic and financial crisis remains largely undisputed and is currently reflected in the concept of the green economy. But not everything that is “green” and efficient is also environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. This essay outlines a policy of less, of wealth in moderation, to enable the Earth’s resources to make a life of dignity and without need possible for all.