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Climate change and environmental ethics

Author: Ved P Nanda
Publisher: New Brunswick : Transaction Publishers, 2011.
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There is a broad consensus that climate change presents the international community with a formidable challenge. Yet progress on all fronts--prevention, mitigation, and adaptation, has been slow. If humanity really faces dire consequences, why has there been such reluctance and resistance to do anything about it? The editor finds an explanation is the sharp divide between the developed and developing countries on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ved P Nanda
ISBN: 9781412849678 1412849675 9781412814591 1412814596
OCLC Number: 642847869
Description: 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I Philosophy : Toward an earth ethics : Aldo Leopold's anticipation of the gaia hypothesis / J. Baird Callicott --
Climate change, environmental ethics, and biocentrism / Robin Attfield --
Moral ambiguities in the politics of climate change / Freya Mathews --
Ethical and prudential responsibilities, culture and climate change / Thomas Heyd --
pt. II Governance : Closing the boxes, enlarging the circles : toward a new paradigm of global governance and economy / Sheila D. Collins --
Climate change policy with a renewed environmental ethic : an ecological economics approach / John J. Gutrich --
Two global crises, ethics renewal, and governance reform / Andrew Brennan, Y.S. Lo --
pt. III International law and human rights : Climate change, developing countries, and human rights : an international law perspective / Ved P. Nanda --
Future generations' rights : linking intergenerational and intragenerational rights in ecojustice / Laura Westra --
Climate change and poverty : confronting our moral and ethical commitments : some reflections / Alicia Villamizar --
pt. IV Civil society : Soft power, NGOs, and climate change : the case of the Nature Conservancy / Katrina S. Rogers --
Climate changes everything / Dune Lankard --
pt. V Case studies : Trends and impacts of climate change in Cameroon, Central Africa : considerations for renewed ethics towards resilience options for the community / Samuel Ayonghe --
Addressing climate change : challenges, ethics, and hope / Taha Balafrej.
Responsibility: Ved P. Nanda, editor.

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There is a broad consensus that climate change presents the international community with a formidable challenge. Yet progress on all fronts--prevention, mitigation, and adaptation, has been slow. If humanity really faces dire consequences, why has there been such reluctance and resistance to do anything about it? The editor finds an explanation is the sharp divide between the developed and developing countries on how to act. Developing countries demand that major industrialized nations provide the necessary resources and technology to address climate change, while many developed countries seek firm commitments and timetables on action from the developing countries. The result is a stalemate. This volume explores alternative ways of conceiving of our relation to the natural world. A spirit of international cooperation and collaboration is needed to meet the challenge, and this book makes a substantial contribution toward that goal.
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