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Activities 2010 - European Academy of Sciences and Arts

ACTIVITIES 2009

• Organization of symposia and workshops in Germany:

Chiemsee-Fraueninsel, Krumbach, Mannheim, Munich, Seeon

• TV-Presentations broadcasted by 3SAT, Bayern alpha, SWR

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT GROUP ON EARTH SYSTEM PRESERVATION (IESP)

IESP is aimed to take responsibility for human impacts on the Earth System: Taking

responsibility and fostering the resilience of societies, economies and ecosystems is the

answer of IESP on „geoengineering“.

More specifically, IESP searches for holistic and sustainable methods which contribute to

the threatening shortcomings (energy, water, food, education) and to the preservation of

the functional capability of the Earth System.

In recent years rapid increase of the human population, growth of urban areas and globalisation

of lifestyle gave rise to at least four existential threats.

• global warming and climate change

• deficits of energy, water and food

• loss of biodiversity and functional capability of ecosystems

• destabilization of economical and societal systems

Responsible actions are necessary to overcome such threats. Mankind causing the problems

has to find sound solutions to conserve the livelihood on our planet. For that purpose

a close cooperation of science and society, and of decision makers in economic and

political institutions, including press media, is essential.

IESP works together with executives of scientific, economic and political institutions, with

representatives of press media and with the civil society to identify, develop and communicate

ideas and methods of resolution.

Cooperation partners of IESP are:

• EU-Chapter of the Club of Rome, Brussels

European Water Partnership, Brussels

• Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München

IESP is represented by its members in the following countries: Australia, Belgium, China,

Germany, France, India, Japan, Austria, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK und USA.

38 of the 56 IESP-members are active scientists in the fields of natural sciences, engineering,

economical or social science. One of them, Prof. Dr. Josef Crutzen, is nobel prize laureate

for chemistry. The small and medium size economy is represented by 4 members. 6

members work in federal institutions, 2 members represent political institutions, 3 work for

NGOs.

Ten steps towards an economic, ecological and socially acceptable transition of energy

policy and consumption

On initiative of Dr. Josef Bugl, 14 experts representing energy and environmental science

and research and energy industry assembled in February 2010 in Mannheim to formulate

the baseline of a sustainable and market oriented energy concept. The discussion was

aimed to compile a sound and balanced framework of facts and arguments upon which a

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