Sustainable Consumption for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Worldwide
Sustainable Consumption for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Worldwide is the title of a research and development project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and coordinated by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN).
Industrialized countries such as Germany are consuming more goods and services than ever before in history. These high consumption levels do not only require enormous amounts of resources but also have tremendous effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services, often beyond the boundaries of our own countries and frequently in the global south.
The conference will discuss recent research findings that indicate ecological impacts elsewhere from goods imported to Germany. More specifically, we will highlight environmental impacts and suggest policy responses for Lithium (E-Mobility),Soy (Meat)and Cotton (Clothing). The focus lies on policy options that can contribute to mitigating the pressure our consumption places on biodiversity and ecosystem services worldwide.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Stresemannstraße 128-130, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu)
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