Most recent exploration of the project's ideas
Two articles on planetary sustainability aspects have recently been published in the journal HTS – Theological Studies:
- Andreas Losch, Developing our Planetary Plan with an 18th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: Space Environment, https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5951
- Traugott Jähnichen, The dynamics of economic action and the problems of its social embedding – Ethical challenges in view of the nascent commercial use of outer space, https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5996
Both articles are open access. Many thanks to Johan Buitendag for the invitation to contribute!
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.
A collection of the CUP journal GlobalSustainability was fully dedicated to planetary sustainability, drawing on the #DEVPLASUS workshop. All published papers here (Open Access).
A COSPAR paper with André Galli has been published. It is Open Access as well: Beyond planetary protection: What is planetary sustainability and what are its implications for space research?, Life Sciences in Space Research
An additional paper in this context is worked on.
- "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
- „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
- "Preserving the heavens and the Earth: Planetary sustainability from a Biblical and educational perspective", in: Issues in Science and Religion, Springer 2020, 79-86
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 @diesseits.ch, 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.
When you are working in the field, you can follow the PI's publications on linkedin.com, researchgate.net or academia.edu.
Else (or: also), you can subscribe to the project mailing list to stay informed.