Center for Environmental Systems, University of Kassel

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The University of Kassel Center for Environmental Systems Research was founded
in 1995 as one of the University of Kassel's inter-faculty research centers.
Professor Dr. Hartmut Bossel, pioneer of applying systems thinking to
environmental research, was the founding Executive Director. In March, 1996,
Professor Dr. Joseph Alcamo was awarded the Chair of Environmental Systems
Engineering and succeeded Professor Bossel as Executive Director who shortly
afterwards went into an active retirement. Since its beginning the Center for
Environmental Systems Research has pursued the challenging goals of:

-increasing understanding about the functioning of environmental systems
and the causes of environmental problems, and

-identifying "sustainable" pathways into the future, i.e. pathways that
allow development of society in harmony with nature.


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