CSD Talk with Prof. Verena Winiwarter

Corruption and Hazardous Environmental Legacy Sites: A Legal Framework is Missing

From Hanford to Majak, from Lop Nor to Maralinga, from Tar Creek to Giant Mine, from the Ruhr Region to the Witwatersrand overburden and to mill tailings of Mailuu Suu, highly dangerous legacy sites are scattered all over the globe. They are an often overlooked challenge to sustainable development, not just in technical, but also in regulatory terms. The framework of the Sustainable Development Goals does not adequately address them, although they have to figure into planning a greener future.

When 23 March 2020
Time 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where Schottenfeldgasse 29, T2, SR3a (3rd floor)

Light refreshments will be served afterwards

About Verena Winiwarter
Professor of Environmental History at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt since 2007, from 2018 on holding the same position at BOKU, Institute of Social Ecology. PhD in Environmental History 1998, venia legendi in Human Ecology in 2003 from University of Vienna. Since 2016, full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Chairperson of the Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies (OEAW), founding member of the European Society of Environmental History. Her co-authored book “Umwelt hat Geschichte. 66 Reisen durch die Zeit” was elected as Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres in Austria and Umweltbuch des Jahres in Germany. In 2013, she was „WissenschaftlerIn des Jahres“ in Austria and in December 2019 she was bestowed the “Preis der Stadt Wien für Geisteswissenschaften”.

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