Addressing Global Environmental Challenges from a Peace by Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Juliet Bennett,

By Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Juliet Bennett, Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald

Addressing international environmental demanding situations from a peace ecology standpoint, the current publication deals peer-reviewed texts that construct at the increasing box of peace ecology and applies this idea to international environmental demanding situations within the Anthropocene. Hans Günter Brauch (Germany) bargains a typology of time and turning issues within the twentieth century; Juliet Bennett (Australia) discusses the worldwide ecological main issue 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, nutrients and biodiversity nexus”, reflecting on protection in Mexico. In final, Brauch discusses even if suggestions of sustainability transition might increase the customers for attaining sustainable peace within the Anthropocene.

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G. 10). 2 Historical Times and Changing Global Contexts In the natural and social sciences six historical times with different turning points can be distinguished that have triggered numerous contextual changes. However, it is unlikely that a century after the catastrophe of 1914 a similar turning point can be observed in 2014 or 2015 (as was the case in 1914, 1945 or 1989), nor whether the new conflict between Russia and the West over the annexation of the Crimea and Russia’s role in the Ukraine or the role of the new Islamic Caliphate (IS) in parts of Syria and Iraq will fundamentally change international relations.

This global transformation, they argue, was a powerful “social invention” (Mann 1986: 525); the ‘European miracle’ was “capital-intensive, energy-intensive and land-gobbling” (Pomeranz 2000: 207) and “the uneven extension of the market through imperialism and finance capitalism generated a core-periphery order” whose fluctuations “controlled the survival chances of millions of people around the world”. g. nationalism) influenced why and how wars were fought.

2004) or a ‘new social contract for sustainability’ (WBGU 2011). The discussion of the impact on issues of security of this silent transition to the Anthropocene era of earth history (Dalby 2013a, b, 2014, 2015) and on ‘sustainable peace’ (Brauch 2016; Chap. 7 in this book) is gradually emerging in the social sciences in general and in ecology and peace studies in particular. But the initial conceptualizations of ‘peace ecology’ (Kyrou 2007; Amster 2014) do not yet reflect the need for the framing of a new ‘peace ecology in the Anthropocene’ (Oswald Spring et al.

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