Micro-Solutions to Global Environmental Problems

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC24 Environment and Society (host committee)

Language: English

This session is looking for critical reviews, illustrative examples and comparative studies looking at practical and innovative socio-economic solutions at micro-level that address global environmental problems. Of particular interest are solutions at local or even household level aimed not only at reducing socioenvironmental impacts but also supporting a restorative global economy aligned with sustainability. Papers exploring how to link systems of socio-economic solutions in various fields of individual and collective action using a complexity approach are especially welcome. In this session we will examine agents’ motivations and capacities as well as the enabling/constraining conditions for the development of new forms of organisations and green business models, win-win solutions and community initiatives. The main goal being to improve our understanding on how to move from additive to multiplicative positive effects in dealing with interconnected global environmental problems, and achieving so in a transformative way. Emphasis will also be placed on micro-solutions which focus on poverty alleviation and coping with accelerated climate change.
Session Organizer:
Joan David TABARA, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Oral Presentations
Tourist Ecovillage As an Area of Socially Responsible Tourism Development.
Pavel STORCHAK, Belarusian State University, Belarus; Dzmitry ZAKHAREVICH, Institute of tourism of Belarusian state university of physical education, Belarus