Rio+20-on-site

Rio+20 on site – Local Sustainability Processes in Germany: Work to date and Future perspectives
2010 - 2012
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Federal Environment Agency
  • Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

Overview

May 2012 the „Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20” is taking place in Rio de Janeiro. In preparation for the Rio+20-Conference the national sates are requested to examine their experiences and progresses towards sustainable development, to determine problems, plus to find constructive perspectives for future development.

In the first phase of this research project ending in June, 2012, it is planned to create an overview of Local Agenda 21 initiatives in Germany as well as of sustainability engagement at the local, city level in Germany. Through this it will be learned which innovative potentials can be associated with various groups of actors with respect to necessary transformation processes serving a sustainable development.

Actors and sustainability processes coming from the areas of business, education, culture and churches will also be studied in order to illustrate a comprehensive picture of local sustainability engagement and to be able to compare this internationally. The project builds on initiatives such as the German Netzwerk21Kongress (Network21Congess), which has been supporting an exchange of practical initiatives related to urban and local sustainability actors every year since 2007.

In addition to analyzing past experiences, a view into the future should be brought into focus:

In a participatory, communicative process involving a wide range of actors, strategies will be developed for better supporting local, urban sustainable development in Germany. Related to this, recommendations will be developed as to how politicians as well as society can make better use of and support potential innovations of local, sustainability initiatives.

Detailed studies of the German States are planned in connection with the research project.

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Publikationen

  • 2016

  • Göll, Edgar (2016): Informelles Lernen vor Ort – mit Vernetzung über Rio plus 20 hinaus. In: Brodowski, Michael; Johannes Verch (Hg.): Informelles Lernen vor Ort als Beitrag zur nachhaltigen Kommunal- und Regionalentwicklung. Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich (Schriftenreihe "Ökologie und Erziehungswissenschaft" der Kommission Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft), S. 25-43.

    Informelles Lernen vor Ort – mit Vernetzung über Rio plus 20 hinaus

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  • 2013

  • Nolting, Katrin; Göll, Edgar (2013): "Rio+20 vor Ort". Bestandsaufnahme und Zukunftsperspektiven lokaler Nachhaltigkeitsprozesse in Deutschland. Abschlussbericht. IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung. Berlin.

    "Rio+20 vor Ort"

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  • 2012

  • Göll, Edgar; Nolting, Katrin (2012): „Río+20 in situ“ – Municipios en la senda hacia la sostenibilidad. Ejemplos desde Alemania. IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung. Berlin.

    „Río+20 in situ“ – Municipios en la senda hacia la sostenibilidad. Ejemplos desde Alemania

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  • Göll, Edgar; Nolting, Katrin (2012): „Rio+20 in the Community“ – Local communities on the way to sustainability. Examples from Germany. IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung. Berlin.

    „Rio+20 in the Community“ – Local communities on the way to sustainability. Examples from Germany

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  • Göll, Edgar; Nolting, Katrin (2012): „Rio+20 vor Ort“ – Kommunen auf dem Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit. Beispiele aus Deutschland. IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung. Berlin.

    „Rio+20 vor Ort“ – Kommunen auf dem Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit

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  • Illge, Lydia; Müller, Frank; Nolting, Katrin (2012): Lokales Nachhaltigkeitsengagement der Wirtschaft in Deutschland. IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung. Berlin. (ArbeitsBericht, 40).

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