Last Friday, Professor Fuchs commented on the publication of the Pope's book "Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future." The book, consisting of interviews with Pope Francis, addresses the extent to which the Corona pandemic represents an opportunity for change toward a more just world.
The university of Freiburg is hosting the Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference 2020 from November 30th to December 3rd. On Tuesday ZIN junior scholars will share insights gained in the BIOCIVIS project. | Continue
Over the last 50 years, many indices have been developed to measure the Quality of Life (QoL). These attempt to provide a detailed picture of individual and societal well-being by integrating economic, social, political and ecological aspects (Fuchs et al., 2020, 12). However, it is still not clear whether it is possible and useful to comprehensively map the various dimensions of quality of life in an index, or whether separate indicators should be considered side by side for clear and reliable scientific results and policy recommendations (ibid.). I Continue
Dr. Janina Grabs, former co-worker of ZIN member Prof. Thomas Dietz, studied the effectiveness and implementation of sustainability standards in coffee production in her dissertation at the EMU as part of the TransSustain research project. She evaluated the results of a quantitative field data survey of over 1,900 coffee farmers in Latin America and 60 interviews with experts.I Continue