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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Socioecological Challenges
Sustainable Transformations Globally and in the EU




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ISBN 9781032334387
April 7, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
376 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores interdisciplinary perspectives on socioecological challenges and offers innovative solutions at both a European and global level.

This book critically reflects on the latest scientific knowledge regarding the increasing instability of the Earth System caused by human activities during the Anthropocene and the Great Acceleration. It focuses on the global and European challenges regarding climate, resources, bio-integrity, and environment. The authors assess the obstacles to overcoming these challenges and examine the risks posed by path dependencies, lock-ins, and trade-offs between global and regional goals. They also drill down into the complexities of the European Green Deal, specifically the similarities and differences between the scientific analyses and recommendations from the European Environment Agency and the content of the Deal. Finally, the book looks at the Just Transition put forward by the European Green Deal. The authors discuss this in a context of global and European ecological and socioecological challenges and put the question of equality, recognition, and democratization at the center.

Outlining new pathways to broaden the scope of scientific collaboration between the natural and technical sciences and the social sciences and the humanities, this volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable development, environmental policy and governance, and environmental justice.

Table of Contents

List of contributors

Introduction
Anders Siig Andersen, Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen, Thomas Budde Christensen, and Lars Hulgaard 

Part I: Global ecological and socioecological challenges and UN solutions 

Chapter 1: Global ecological risks
Anders Siig Andersen, Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen, Thomas Budde Christensen, and Lars Hulgaard

Chapter 2: UN ecological risk governance
Anders Siig Andersen, Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen, Thomas Budde Christensen, and Lars Hulgaard

Chapter 3: Socioecological challenges and UN policies
Anders Siig Andersen and Lars Hulgaard

Chapter 4: Affirmative and critical perspectives on the 2030 Agenda of sustainable development and the sustainable development goals
Anders Siig Andersen and Lars Hulgaard

Part II: European ecological and Sscioecological challenges, and EU Solutions 

Chapter 5: The European Green Deal and the state of the European snvironment
Anders Siig Andersen, Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen, Thomas Budde Christensen, and Lars Hulgaard

Chapter 6: Climate Change-motivated development of the EU’s energy production and use systems
Thomas Budde Christensen and Tobias Pape Thomsen 

Chapter 7: Resources and the circular economy
Thomas Budde Christensen 

Chapter 8: The food system and agriculture
Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen and Niels Heine Kristenen

Chapter 9: Biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people
Thorkil Casse and Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen 

Chapter 10: Just Transition and the EU
Lars Hulgaard and Anders Siig Andersen 

Part III: Cross-cutting issues: governance, the “Anthropocene”, and interdisciplinary research

Chapter 11: Ecological and socioecological governance in the UN and the EU
Anders Siig Andersen, Thomas Budde Christensen, and Lars Hulgaard 

Chapter 12: Decentering humanity: The Anthropocene and the perils of Anthropocentricity
Anders Siig Andersen and Lars Hulgaard

Chapter 13: Interdisciplinary research and knowledge creation

Anders Siig Andersen, Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen, Thomas Budde Christensen, and Lars Hulgaard

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Editor(s)

Biography

Anders Siig Andersen is an Associate Professor at Roskilde University, Department of People and Technology. He holds a PhD in educational studies, is special advisor for the Rector of Roskilde University on socioecological sustainability issues, and is Study Director of the Master’s in Education and Learning at Roskilde University.

Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen is a Professor at Roskilde University, Department of People and Technology. He is an agronomist with a PhD in agroecology. He works on demand-driven transitions within urgent climate and environmental problems, primarily focusing on agri-food systems.

Thomas Budde Christensen is an Associate Professor at Roskilde University, Department of People and Technology. He works in the field of circular economy with special emphasis on research in sustainable consumption and production systems. His current research focuses on policy, strategies, and planning activities associated with recycling industrial waste, plastics waste, bio waste, and construction and demolition waste.

Lars Hulgaard is a Professor at Roskilde University, Department of People and Technology. He is a sociologist and holds a PhD in public administration. He works on issues related to social change, social innovation, solidarity economy, and sustainability. He collaborates with scholars globally to understand better how social innovation, solidarity economy, and epistemologies of the South can inspire social change in the North.