Karte zum Entwurf der ‘optimierten Alpha-E+’-Trasse im Landkreis Celle

Karte zum Entwurf der 'optimierten Alpha-E+'-Trasse im Landkreis Celle Am 19. September 2022 stellte die Deutsche Bahn eine Entwurf zur geplanten und favorisierten 'optimierten Alpha-E+'-Trasse in der Congress Union Celle vor. Basierend auf den in der Präsentation enthaltenen Karten, haben wir nun eine konkrete Karte für die Gemeinden Hambühren und Winsen (Aller), sowie der Stadt …

A small, two-minute survey on whales and whaling

A small, two-minute survey on whales and whaling For the purposes of a chapter on the cultural role of whales, we are starting a small, two-minute survey on whales and whaling. The chapter will be included in the book Japan's Withdrawal from International Whaling Regulation: Implications for Global Environmental Diplomacy, edited by Dr Nikolas Sellheim …

Origins of mass die-off of fish in the Oder River still unknown

Origins of mass die-off of fish in the Oder River still unknown Disclaimer: An updated and more in-depth version of this article will appear in the September issue of The Conservation & Livelihoods Digest. Introduction In late July 2022, things started to change in the Oder River - the border river between Germany and Poland. …

The UN recognises the right to a clean environment as a human right

The UN recognises the right to a clean environment as a human right (Disclaimer: A more in-depth analysis of the resolution will appear in the forthcoming September issue of The Conservation & Livelihoods Digest). During its 76th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has recognised the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment …

Mining in Western Australia – A Pit for Sexual Harassment

Mining in Western Australia - A Pit for Sexual Harassment Background Mining for minerals, oil and gas constitutes one of the major sources of income for Western Australia with some of the largest industries, such as BHP, generating billions of dollars each year. Of a population of around 2.7 million, more than 156.000 people were …

A new book!

A new book! Together with Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes of the Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI), Dr Nikolas Sellheim edited a book entitled Non-state Actors in the Arctic Region. The book is the first of its kind to address the multitude of non-state actors that exert their influence in the Arctic, in Arctic governance, …

Book Review: Kathrin Yusoff’s ‘A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None’

Book Review: Kathryn Yusoff’s ‘A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None’ Originally published in The Conservation & Livelihoods Digest, Vol. 1, Iss. 2, pp. 20-22 (here). The Anthropocene — a term that has been coined to describe the new geological epoch. The epoch of humankind, altering the planet as never before in world history. Even though …

The second issue of The Conservation & Livelihoods Digest has been released

The second issue of The Conservation & Livelihoods Digest has been released The second issue of The Digest can now be downloaded here. The contest of this issue are: EDITORIALA forceful reshaping of the worldARTICLEHow does the war in Ukraine affect environmental cooperation in the Arctic and in the Barents region?REPORTA humanitarian mission to the …

A deadly brew for the world: The effects of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine on the livelihoods of the poor

A deadly brew for the world: The effects of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine on the livelihoods of the poor Introduction The ruthless attack on Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin is now in its fourth month. More than 7 million Ukrainians - mostly women, children, the sick and elderly - have left the …