Human Ecology 30 was published in June of 2020. Much of the work on the journal was conducted while the world was under lockdown due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This edition of the journal specifically looks at mangroves and their importance to the world especially in relation to climate change. The journal beings with a emotive poem and features writings from authors from across the Commonwealth and addresses many important issues that impact mangroves today.
Human Ecology 29 was published between Spring and Summer of 2019. It looks at how we can rediscover nature through an education for social understanding of sustainability. It builds on the recent school climate strikes and looks how we can support them go further? How can we help everyone to understand the consequences their own behaviour has on the climate? Do people understand the links between what they eat and how they travel and the effects on climate? How about the grownups? Or companies? And how much does a politician understand? There are huge amount of information out there from scientists and researchers and NGOs but it can sometimes be hard to take in.
Human Ecology no. 28 was published in the Spring of 2018 in time for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. It highlights several threats to the environment which can cause serious problems for mankind. But it also tries to show what can – or should – be done to improve the life of humans all over the world. To solve a problem one has to be aware that there is a problem! Many people live far from the natural environment and their knowledge and understanding is weak. Where is the food coming from? Why is the water drying up? What can I do as an individual when I don’t know the consequences of my action? Resilience in people must be to be able to cope with a future world where climate change and pollution soon can’t be reversed.
Human Ecology no. 27 was recently published in mid-2016. The issue is themed around the concept of Waste, with contributions from volunteers, artists and academics working towards mitigating the harmful impact of man-made materials on ecosystems. Divided into two parts, the journal highlights the range of problems we face, as well as the potential solutions.
Human Ecology No. 23 includes several papers from the 2009 Manchester Conference on Human Ecology for an Urbanising World organised by CHEC and the German Society for Human Ecology. It includes keynote papers from Anna Tibaijuka, the then UN Under-Secretary and Executive Director for UN Habitat and CHEC Hon President, Levi Oguike.