Ecomodernism is a new concept of thought in the field of environmental protection, which sees itself in opposition to the classical environmental movement.
The key points of ecomodernism are “decoupling of nature consumption” instead of “dependence on nature” and the general view that industrialisation, globalisation and modernisation are inseparable from climate and nature protection.
The term was first used by scientists from the American Breakthrough Institute, who in their “Ecomodernist Manifesto” describe themselves as ecomodernists or pragmatists.
The authors of the Ecomodernist Manifesto include Joyashree Roy, Barry Brook, Ruth DeFries, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus. Among the 18 signatories are also John Asafu-Adjaye, Stewart Brand, Mark Lynas, Roger A. Pielke junior, Mark Sagoff and Robert Stone.