Die komplexe Debatte über Climate Engineering dreht sich sowohl in der Öffentlichkeit als auch inder Wissenschaft um die zwei zentralen Fragen nach der Erforschung und dem Einsatz von CETechnologien.Dabei wird eine Vielzahl von Argumenten diskutie
Risk perception is an important component of risk governance, but it cannot and should not determine environmental policies. The reality is that people suffer and die as a result of false information or perception biases.
It is no secret that the world is urbanizing very fast. If UN estimates turn out to be true, by midcentury 2.5 billion people will have joined the approximately 3.9 billion living in cities today, an urban population increase of over 60 %!
Scientists and engineers have long been aware of the tension between narrow specialization and multidisciplinary cooperation, but now a major transformation is in process that will require technical fields to combine far more effectively than form
Online magazines and blogs are attempting to translate mindfulness into the cultural mainstream, but online discussions often reproduce assumptions and patterns of thinking which are divisive, leading to an increasingly polarized debate.
Transatlantic regulatory patterns overall, and in four key sectors: food, automobiles,chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, indicate that EU risk regulation is not always orgenerally more stringent than US regulation.
This chapter examines citizen participation in international organizations (IOs). The focus on citizen participation builds on the understanding of participation as a principle of governance in democratic theory.
Wie kaum eine andere Bereichsethik befasst sich die Umweltethik einerseits mit Grundfragen der Philosophie (Naturphilosophie, Anthropologie, politische Philosophie) und berührt andererseits verschiedene Politikfelder (Klimapolitik, Naturschutz, La
EU energy policy is embedded in a complex multilevel context. Policy strategies that are developed at supranational levels must be implemented at the local level, where energy is supplied and consumed.
The year 2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen's seminal 2006 contribution on geoengineering, “Albedo enhancement by stratospheric sulfur injection: A contribution to solve a policy dilemma?” Crutzen’s paper in climatic
As the world’s second largest energy consumer and emitter of greenhouse gases, oneof its most important producers of oil and gas and home to the second largest capacityof renewable energy, the United States is a central actor in global energy gove
Historically, Saudi Arabia’s economic progress has relied heavily on high oil revenues.In times of low oil prices, its rentier state system suffers from decreased revenues,which are needed to sustain a generous welfare state and highly subsidised
Russia has the fourth highest electricity demand globally. In the mid- and long-term,fossil fuels (gas, oil and coal) and nuclear energy will remain the backbone of Russiandomestic and international energy policies.
Japan’s energy policy remains dominated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011.While the government continues to be committed to nuclear power, its future is uncertain.Japanese greenhouse gas emissions have increased significantly as nuclear en
Indonesia is the biggest energy consumer in Southeast Asia and the world’s leadingcoal exporter. Its primary energy mix is dominated by oil and traditional biomass.Almost a third of its population lacks access to modern energy services.
Eine umfassende Praxisdarstellung, wie Bürgerbeteiligung erfolgreich eingesetzt werden kann und wie sie wirkt.Theoretische Grundlagen und praktische Umsetzungsanleitungen werden vermittelt und in 22 konkreten Praxisbeispielen vorgestellt.