By Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Juliet Bennett, Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald
Addressing international environmental demanding situations from a peace ecology viewpoint, the current ebook bargains peer-reviewed texts that construct at the increasing box of peace ecology and applies this idea to worldwide environmental demanding situations within the Anthropocene. Hans Günter Brauch (Germany) deals a typology of time and turning issues within the twentieth century; Juliet Bennett (Australia) discusses the worldwide ecological drawback caused by a “tyranny of small decisions”; Katharina Bitzker (Canada) debates “the emotional dimensions of ecological peacebuilding” via love of nature; Henri Myrttinen (UK) analyses “preliminary findings on gender, peacebuilding and weather switch in Honduras” whereas Úrsula Oswald Spring (Mexíco) bargains a severe overview of the coverage and medical nexus debate on “the water, strength, meals and biodiversity nexus”, reflecting on protection in Mexico. In final, Brauch discusses no matter if concepts of sustainability transition might increase the customers for attaining sustainable peace within the Anthropocene.
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