Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

A Pioneer on Environmental, Climate and Energy Policies
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Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
422 g
236x157x17 mm
This anthology covers a unique range of courageously formulated subjects by a single author
Autobiographical Sketch.- Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker's Publications.- Modular University (1971).- Contagious Knowledge: Contagion as a Quality Criterion for Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science (1983).- Editorial Note on "Integrated Application of Emerging and Traditional Technologies for Development" (1983).- The Environmental Dimension of Biotechnology (1986).- Not a Miracle Solution but Steps towards an Ecological Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (1987).- Earth Politics (selected pages, 1992).- (with Jochen Jesinghaus): Ecological Tax Reform (selected pages, 1992).- Sustainable Energy Policies: Political Engineering of a Long Lasting Consensus (1993)
On the occasion of the 75th birthday of Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker this unique anthology presents thought-provoking texts from 1970 to 2013, spanning several disciplines and combining science and practice. Among them are three Reports to the Club of Rome that Weizsäcker lead-authored, a new university curriculum system to promote interdisciplinary studies and a proposal for a five-fold increase in resource productivity, which would make it possible to shut down nuclear and fossil power plants, avoiding dangerous climate change impacts. Weizsäcker is Co-President of the Club of Rome and Co-Chair of UNEP's Resource Panel. He has served as a Professor of Biology, President of Kassel Univ., Director of the UN Centre for Science and Technology and of the Institute for European Environment Policy, President of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, as a Member of the Bundestag, as Chair of its Environment Committee and as Dean of the Bren School for Environmental Science and Management, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

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