Ethics of a Planetary Sustainability


Joint papers

Together with André Galli and Thomas Schildknecht a paper has been published in Space Policy (Open Access):

Two COSPAR papers with André Galli have been published in Life Sciences in Space Research (both OA):

I also wrote a section in a recent article in the International Journal of Astrobiology


A recent collection on "Space resources and planetary sustainability—challenges and opportunities" has been published in Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, read the editorial here (OA).
A collection of the CUP journal GlobalSustainability was fully dedicated to planetary sustainability, drawing on the #DEVPLASUS workshop.  All published papers here (OA).

Ethical and theological explorations

Three articles on planetary sustainability aspects have been published in the journal HTS – Theological Studies:

All articles are open access. Many thanks to Johan Buitendag for the invitation to contribute!

Detailed read on the project's origins

Why do we need planetary sustainability? See the article The need of an ethics of planetary sustainability in the International Journal of Astrobiology 2018.
In the same journal, there is a discussion of the concept of "planetary sustainability" with philosopher Claus Beisbart (2019).
See also my blog post @CUP.  

Book chapters

  1. "Interplanetary Sustainability. Mars as a means of a long term sustainable development of humankind in the solar system?", in: Konrad Szocik (ed.), The human factor in a mission to Mars. An interdisciplinary approach, Springer 2019, 157-166
  2. „The challenges of cultural sustainability on an (inter)planetary scale“, in: Torsten Meireis and Gabriele Rippl (Eds.),Cultural Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences, Routledge 2019, 98-108
  3. "Preserving the heavens and the Earth: Planetary sustainability from a Biblical and educational perspective", in: Issues in Science and Religion, Springer 2020, 79-86

Media Presentations

A talk promoting an 18th SDG "Space Environment"
Interested in a youtube-presentation of the early ideas? Find it here.
Another version with Spanish subtitles: here.

The PI participated in a Space Café with Prof. Moriba Jah & representatives of the world religions.

In German, there is a blog post, and a RadioBern1 Teaser (MP3, 4.7 MB).
Also, a sermon reflects on the project's meaning. If you have a quiet hour, read it here.

Social Media

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