Techno-fixes to solve the crisis?
Biological diversity and land use in the focus of geoengineering and biotechnology
In the context of global climate, energy and food crises, land and biodiversity are in the focus of the global race for access to and control over natural resources. New large-scale technologies such as geoengineering and extreme forms of genetic engineering are also pushing on the political agenda. This threatens to intensify the existing competition between protection, utilisation and marketing interests.
In the run-up to the Conferences Of the Parties of the Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Biodiversity (UNCBD), we want to address the impact of these new technologies on local land use and biodiversity as well as on human rights and democracy, and to discuss which kind of regulation they require.
At the same time, we want to highlight land use approaches that can reconcile the protection of climate and biodiversity with food sovereignty and land rights.
Overall, the symposium addresses the question of which path to take in international climate and biodiversity policy: Can we curb the global crises and ongoing environmental destruction with even more profound interventions in the ecological and terrestrial systems? How long can symptoms of the crises be suppressed? What are just solutions to the multiple crises around climate, energy, land use and nutrition?
Venue: Brot für die Welt, Caroline-Michaelis-Str. 1, 10115 Berlin, Room: Amalie Sieveking
Registration: Please register by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 October, 2018
Information: Jan Dunkhorst, FDCL e.V., E-Mail: Jan.Dunkhorst@fdcl.org, Tel: 030 693 4029
In cooperation with Bread for the World, Center for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America (FDCL), German Forum on Environment & Development