Publication: “Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker: A Pioneer on Environmental, Climate and Energy Policies”

On the occasion of the 75th birthday of Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker on June 25, 2014, the following book has been published in English: Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker (Ed.): Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker: A Pioneer on Environmental, Climate and Energy Policies – Presented by Uwe Schneidewind, Pioneers in Science and Practice, vol. 28 […] more…

Ernst von Weizsäcker among the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders

The Swiss Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute came up with a new ranking of global thought leaders using infosphere parameters. An initial selection of over 200 thinkers from all disciplines and from throughout the world were measured in terms of their influence, centrality and networking in two different environments: the blogosphere and the Wikisphere. The influence was […] more…

Speech at dinner with Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon

At the end of January I had the honour of being invited by the United Nations Association of Germany to give a short speech at a dinner with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in Berlin. more…

Circular Economy, Cascade Use and Efficiency as Pillars of a Factor Five World

Here are the slides of my talk on “Circular Economy, Cascade Use and Efficiency as Pillars of a Factor Five World“ at the LCM 2011 – Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management, on August 28–31 at the dahlem cube in Berlin. more…

“Factor Five” has been published

The successor to “Factor Four” (first published in 1997) has been published by Earthscan in December. Picking up where Factor Four left off, this new book examines the past 15 years of innovation in industry, technical innovation and policy. more…