Grupos Investigadores

Miembros del Grupo

Casas Jericó
Josep María
Mallarach Carrera
Ortega Ballesteros
Tobes Sesma

Líneas de Investigación

  • Sociedad y Medio Ambiente
  • Naturaleza y Ser humano
  • Medio Ambiente y Humanidades

Palabras Clave

  • Ética Ambiental
  • Valor Ambiental
  • Restauración Ambiental
  • Paisajes
  • Evaluación Ambiental
  • Espiritualidad
  • Educación Ambiental
  • Diversidad Biocultural
  • Cultura Ambiental
  • Conservación de la Naturaleza
  • Belleza

Publicaciones Científicas desde 2018

  • Autores: Puig i Baguer, Jordi; Villarroya Ballarín, Ana (Autor de correspondencia); Casas Jericó, María
    ISSN 2071-1050 Vol.14 N° 1 2022 págs. 337
    Global environmental quality decline builds up through innumerable decisions at many scales that cause damage to ecological and social values. Environmental assessment (EA) is a relevant decision-making framework in this sense. Besides its technical role, EA has a cultural side we should consider in the pursuit of sustainable societies. Despite its limited reach, EA exemplifies and confronts some cultural implicit stances that may unwittingly favor the overall decline of environmental quality, and limit the advancement and efficiency of EA. Many of these cultural traits are well known and easier to point to than to reverse, namely: (1) too tolerant-to-damage standards of environmental protection and equality; (2) inadequate criteria to assess environmental performance; (3) tolerance of the net loss of environmental quality; (4) confrontation between ecological and social values in decision-making; and (5) neglect of full, in-kind compensation of environmental impacts. EA may have not only a technical or procedural, but also a cultural role to play in confronting these sources of unsustainability. A lack of attention to the cultural causes of environmental impacts neglects the deepest roots of environmental damage. This commentary addresses the topics above and brings attention to their disregard for environmental values, which should guide EA towards increased levels of sustainability.
  • Autores: Casas Jericó, María; Erneta Altarriba, Luis; Villarroya Ballarín, Ana
    Libro: Didactic strategies and resources for innovative geography teaching
    ISSN 9781799895985 2022 págs. 117 - 143
    The growing technical, political, social, and cultural interconnectedness of our world helps advance societies. However, globalization also entails some negative environmental and cultural effects, which are usually intertwined. For example, the spread of Western consumption models accelerates ecological and social degradation worldwide. A sustainable development model is necessary to face these problems, which needs a conscious and competent society. This chapter explores how heritage and landscape are, at the same time, integrative concepts and didactic resources that promote interdisciplinary learning. Both aspects have great potential for advancing sustainability education. The chapter presents some didactic proposals that use diverse strategies and resources related to heritage and landscape, adopting a local focus whenever possible to make the learning experience more significant. Some of these activities address environmental and social challenges described in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.