The BC3-NUT Office, that was officially opened at the headquarters of BC3 - Basque Center for Climate Change in Leioa on the 22nd of May, has the mission to coordinate the relations between Europe and Japan within the framework of Japan’s Top Global University (TGU) Project together with the Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT, Japan).
The special issue would be relevant for a wide readership and especially for people engaged in various disciplines such as sustainability science, environmental ethics, environmental psychology, environmental sociology, ecological economics, anthropology, and associated fields. Potential authors are welcome to check two recent publications on this topic where relational values are introduced (Chan et al., 2016) and connected to current science-policy approaches regarding environmental values
BC3´s research project “Nurturing a Shift towards Equitable Valuation of Nature in the Anthropocene (EQUIVAL), one of the 5 winner of PEGASuS, Biodiversity & Natural Assets grant programme
The five projects awarded funding in the first round of the Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science (PEGASuS) focus on questions critical to human wellbeing – from sustainable farming to the loss of mountain biodiversity.
Biosphere stewardship is about humans recognizing that they are part of and indeed dependent on the biosphere to maintain their own well-being. When humans recognize that, they are also responsible for the sustainable use and protection of the living systems we depend on. But what kind of knowledge systems, values, management practices, behaviour and governance arrangements could help foster this biosphere stewardship? Ikerbasque Professor Unai Pascual from the Basque Centre for Climate Change offered his views on the issue. He highlighted the benefits of incorporating relational values in ecosystem assessments.
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