Environment and development Around paradigmatic transitions and in the search for alternatives to development or perhaps an alternative development, common goods, systemic alternatives, there are readings, proposals and reflections; These are topics covered by the informational material:
LIVING BIOREGIONALLY, NOW
Ashish Kothari, Juan Manuel Crespo and Shrishtee Bajpai discussed the idea in an article for Open Democracy * earlier this year, stating that “Bioregionalism is based on the understanding that the geographic, climatic, hydrological and ecological attributes of nature support all life, and their flows need to be respected.”
Ecocide, a new crime for a global crime
In recent years, the inclusion of a fifth crime in the scope of the International Criminal Court has gained strength: ecocide. Different groups of jurists and environmentalists advocate the inclusion of this crime not only in the Rome Statute, but in all kinds of national and regional legislation so that the courts have greater weight in […]
THE PEOPLE WANT LESS! – LESS ENERGY
In 2008, the people of Zurich voted for the 2000-watt society energy initiative. Since then, the city administration has developed into an ecological role model and is preparing Zurich for change with instinct and reason.
Raw material for green energy
Many raw materials are mined in developing countries, with devastating consequences for nature and people. Even more lithium, copper, cobalt and bauxite are needed for the energy transition. Can you win it responsibly?