Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

A Pioneer on Environmental, Climate and Energy Policies

  • Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 2-6
    3. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 7-17
  3. Key Texts by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 18-19
    2. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Irene Kehler
      Pages 21-33
    3. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 57-65
    4. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 86-97
    5. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Jochen Jesinghaus
      Pages 99-118
    6. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins
      Pages 127-141
    7. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 143-147
    8. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 158-165
    9. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Oran Young, Matthias Finger
      Pages 167-177
    10. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Christine von Weizsäcker
      Pages 178-191
    11. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Karlson ‘Charlie’ Hargroves, Michael H. Smith, Cheryl Desha, Peter Stasinopoulos
      Pages 192-213
    12. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 214-217
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 239-255

About this book


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.


Climate, Environment and Energy Policy Club of Rome Factor Four and Five Reform of University Curricula UNEP Panel on Sustainable Resource Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FreiburgEmmendingenGermany

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