IESP is a network of scientists, politicians, administrators, and entrepreneurs
who share a deep concern about the crises that challenge humanity today.
These crises are caused by
- excess emission of greenhouse gases and the resulting global warming and climate change;
- elimination of ecosystems to satisfy human desires;
- pollution of the atmosphere, water, and soil;
- mismanagement of businesses and countries;
- increasing social division.
To overcome these crisis
it is necessary to provide workable solutions based on a holisitic approach.
With its activities, IESP contributes to this challenge.
- understand the significance of today's Earth system crises for the survival of future generations
- realize the urgency of effective action;
- feel responsible for the preservation of today's Earth system to ensure a harmonious coexistence of nature and humanity;
- share their scientific knowledge and expertise with the decision makers and the public.
Since 2008, IESP has grown into a global network of scientists, decision-makers, and members from governmental and non-governmental organizations. It promotes Earth system science through conferences, workshops, seminars, lectures, and publications. It serves as a liaison between scientists, decision-makers, and the public to promote a mutually beneficial exchange and provide access to current scientific knowledge.
IESP's activities contribute to current policy debates as a platform for the discussion of sustainable development of ecosystems, economic, and social systems and their interrelationships. The IESP network has more than 50 international members with expertise in sustainability research, energy engineering and environmental sciences, natural resource technology, environmental engineering, climate dynamics, risk assessment, industrial ecology, political sciences, economics, and more.
To get a better understanding of IESP's work, follow this link to download summaries and memoranda of our past events.