Science Year 2012 “Project Earth: Our Future”
The Science Year 2012 “Project Earth: Our Future” is dedicated to research for sustainable development. Sustainability research is the key to the future. We need to find a research approach that encompasses economic, ecological and social aspects – without solving one problem at the expense of another.
Climate change, demographic change and the loss of biodiversity are global challenges which will have to be solved in coming years. Researchers in the fields of environmental research, energy research, economics and the humanities are working on preserving the planet for future generations.
The Science Year 2012 “Project Earth: Our Future” is dedicated to sustainability research, thus continuing the tradition of interdisciplinary dialogue on issues that are vital for the future of society.
The UN Rio+20 Summit will focus on the green economy as one of the three fundamental pillars of sustainable economic order worldwide. The goal of the green economy is to combat climate change, to distribute prosperity more justly and to use natural resources more efficiently.