Conference 2015: Rights of Nature – in the Dimensions of Economics

 

The first symposium

Rights of Nature – in the Dimensions of Economics was held in Hamburg at the University Guest House on 27 November 2015. The keynote lecture was held by Prof. Klaus Töpfer, former German Federal Minister for the Environment, later Director of the United Nations Environment Program and then Chairman of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Prof. Töpfer assessed the global climate situation and the chances of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. 15 experts presented information on business methods that can be used to prevent the destruction of natural resources.
Gastgeber Dr. Georg Winter, seit 1972 Pionier für umweltorientiertes Unternehmensmanagement und Gründer vom HAUS DER ZUKUNFT (1998), hatte 2008 die Initiative „Rechte der Natur/Biokratie“ ins Leben gerufen. Seine Botschaft: „Wir müssen anerkennen, dass die belebte Natur eigene Grundrechte hat. So lenken wir das öffentliche Bewusstsein, die laufende Rechtsentwicklung und die politischen Weichenstellungen auf einen nachhaltigen Pfad und bauen klimabedingter Massenmigrationen vor. Der Mensch schützt sich selbst am besten, indem er die Natur vor dem Menschen schützt.“

 

 

Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer
Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer

In his keynote lecture, Prof. Klaus Töpfer, former German Federal Minister for the Environment, later Director of the United Nations Environment Program and then Chairman of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, assessed the global climate situation and the chances of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, due to begin three days later.

 

 

Speakers at the conference 2015 in Hamburg
Speakers at the conference 2015 in Hamburg

From left: Prof. Eberhard K. Seifert (University of Vienna), Dr. Wolfgang Seidel (German Federal Environmental Agency), Prof. Volker Stahlmann (University of Nuremberg), Prof. Thomas Göllinger (University of Konstanz), Dr. Georg Winter (HAUS DER ZUKUNFT, Hamburg), Prof. Georg Müller-Christ (University of Bremen), Prof. Eberhard Seidel (University of Siegen)

 

Speakers at the conference 2015 in Hamburg
Speakers at the conference 2015 in Hamburg

From front left to top: Prof. Rüdiger H. Jung (Rhein-Ahr Campus), Hubertus Hoffmann (Metropolis Verlag), Prof. Volker Stahlmann (University of Nuremberg), Prof. Gerd Winter (University of Bremen), Prof. Jürgen Freimann (University of Kassel), Prof. Thomas Heupel (FOM University Essen), Prof. Thomas Göllinger (University of Konstanz), Prof. Ralf Isenmann (), Prof. Eberhard K. Seifert (University of Vienna), Prof. Müller-Christ (University of Bremen), Dr. Wolfgang Seidel (German Federal Environmental Agency), Dr. Georg Winter (HAUS DER ZUKUNFT, Hamburg), Prof. Eberhard Seidel (University of Siegen)