The Como 2005 Congress has represented the concluding event of the International Project entitled “Dark Nature - Rapid Natural Change and Human Responses”, an ICSU-funded project awarded to a consortium of organizations headed by IUGS (International Geological Sciences through its GEOINDICATOR Initiative), and including IGU, IUGG, INQUA, IGBP. The project has been articulated in a series of events hosted by countries such as Mauritania (January 2004), Mozambique (November 2004), Argentina (March 2005), Iran (May 2005), Canada (June 2005). The project has been aimed at fostering foster multidisciplinary discussion focused on the meaning of environmental sustainability, keeping into consideration the role of natural processes in causing damages to man and the environment.
Ludlow, D., & Mauri, P. (2005, September). Sustainability policy and rapid natural change. Paper presented at Dark Nature - Rapid Natural Change and Human Responses, Como, Italy, 6-10th September 2005