Workshop: Social aspects of environmental issues

SESSION D15 / PANORAMA HALL 2 / 09:00 - 10:40
Workshop: Social aspects of environmental issues
Chair / Presidente: R. Stegmann (DE)

In Environmental Science including Waste Management we use and apply mainly technical and life science methods. Often social aspects are not or insufficiently respected although they are of high relevance. Without acceptance, support and participation of society it may be difficult or even impossible to realise environmental projects.
During this workshop we want to discuss different aspects, as there are education of social aspects for students with different background, presenting also some visual results from an actual course. In addition we will talk about responsibility of society in avoiding and solving environmental pollution and discuss the Nimby problem. As an example where participation of people is highly needed the plastic in the sea problematic will be discussed.

Introductory lectures:

R. Stegmann (DE)
Social and environmental issues as a curriculum for all University disciplines

M. Ritzkowski (DE)
Societies' responsibility for our environment - Example of plastic waste

G. de Feo, S. de Gisi (IT)
Is it a NiMBY or WhyMBY case of locally unwanted land use?

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break