Workgroup on Humanity and the Biosphere

13 Proposal Papers

Go ! Sustainable Forest Management
The Proposal Paper "Forests of the World" was elaborated on the basis of many contributions to an electronic forum by participants, which took place in 2001, from February to October. As expected, due to the complexity of the theme, this Paper is full of contrasts. The proposals reflect several realities and visions - such as the United Nations conference in New York and a meeting of young (...)

Go !Agriculture and Sustainable Development

Go !An Energy-efficiency Strategy for the Twenty-first Century
Energy efficiency is the moderate, economically and ecologically efficient, and socially sustainable use of energy. It depends on changing the ways in which we produce, travel, and consume, and in particular on the use of more adapted materials (better insulation for buildings). The workshop focuses its proposals on three central issues: A change of approach: energy is too often dealt with (...)

Go !Civil society and GMOs: What Strategies Should be Applied Internationally?

Go !Environmental Education

Go !Food Sovereignty and International Trade Negotiations

Go !Food, Nutrition, and Public Policies

Go !Industrial Ecology: Agenda for the Long-term Evolution of the Industrial System
Industrial ecology considers industrial activities as ecosystems in themselves, composed of flows of materials, energy and information. It uses knowledge on how ecosystems function, in order to formulate proposals to reorganize the industrial system, making it compatible with the biosphere and sustainable in the long term. Industrial ecology therefore aims at solving the question, "How can (...)

Go !People’s Right to Feed Themselves and Achieve Food Sovereignty

Go !Proposals on Food Security
The concept of "food security" can be approached in different ways, though which are more or less limited. This document takes a wide-ranging approach that takes into account the different aspects related to the supply of food and the capacity of access to it. It also deals with issues such as food quality, food related customs and culture and the sustainability of the food system. In (...)

Go !Proposals Related to the Water Issue

Go !Rejecting the Privatization of Life and Proposing Alternatives

Go !Save Our Soils to Sustain Our Societies (SOS2)




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