Just about one year before the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the US and China have agreed on targets and measures for the reduction of CO2 emissions.
Prof. Jeffrey Broadbent from the Department of Sociology/Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota will give a lecture on “The Global Field of Climate Change Discourse: Dimensions of Difference” at the IASS on December 12.
Die Vereinten Nationen haben den 5. Dezember als Tag des Bodens und das Jahr 2015 als Internationales Jahr des Bodens ausgerufen. Aus diesem Anlass findet am 5. Dezember im Ministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit in Berlin eine feierliche Auftaktveranstaltung statt.
In an urban transition project aimed at changing the systemic provision of resources and resource flows (both biophysical resources and human ‘resources’) within an urban area, it is clear that we cannot change the city or urban region all at once.
The commons are a fundamental safety net for many rural families. However, communities across the continent face involuntary loss of common resources due to increasing pressure on natural resources, land grabbing, urbanisation, and user conflicts.
One year before the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris in December 2015, discussions are going on widely about how the negotiations can be concluded successfully and what a new globally effective and equitable agre