Our history

Human activities have irreversibly modified most of the Planet’s ecosystems, causing a climate crisis with catastrophic events. In addition, many scientists show that we are causing a mass extinction of biodiversity in the world.

For this reason, it is advocated that we have entered a new Geological Epoch which is called – Anthropocene. These environmental changes have caused negative impacts on both economies and societies, transforming them. By their intersectional nature, environmental issues are intertwined with all human dimensions. The World Bank, for example, estimates that the impact of the climate crisis costs the equivalent of $520 billion per year and drives some 26 million people into poverty (World Bank 2019).

Environmental issues have thus become a global concern and have therefore also featured prominently on the national, European and international political agenda. This justifies the existence of a line of research in CAPP that addresses these issues by understanding the responses and resistance that societies have given to overcome these environmental constraints. At the same time, this line intends to affirm itself and distinguish itself from other centres by investigating the ecological and energy transition that entities will embark on in the near future.