SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

A Pioneer on Environmental, Climate and Energy Policies

Editors: von Weiszäcker, Ernst (Ed.)

  • This anthology covers a unique range of courageously formulated subjects by a single author
  • His university proposal of 1972 suggested modularized curricula - partly preempting the Bologna reforms and emphasizing interdisciplinary studies and qualifications
  • The "Factor Five" concept is one of the boldest ideas to date for avoiding dangerous climate change
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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.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Autobiographical Sketch

    von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich

    Pages 2-6

  • Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker’s Selected Publications

    von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich

    Pages 7-17

  • Modular University

    Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 21-33

  • Contagious Knowledge: Contagion as a Quality Criterion for Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science

    von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich

    Pages 34-51

  • New Frontiers in Technology Application: Integration of Emerging and Traditional Technologies

    von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich

    Pages 53-55

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Book Subtitle
A Pioneer on Environmental, Climate and Energy Policies
Editors
  • Ernst von Weiszäcker
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03662-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03662-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03661-8
Series ISSN
2194-3125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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