Climate Change and Environmental Ethics

Climate Change and Environmental Ethics

by Ved Nanda

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ISBN-13: 9781412849678
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ved P. Nanda is John Evans Professor at the University of Denver and Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law at the University of Denver–Sturm College of Law, where he also serves as director of the International Legal Studies Program. He holds or has held numerous official posts in professional organizations, such as the World Jurist Association, International Law Association, American Society of International Law, and the United States Institute of Human Rights.

Table of Contents

Introduction Ved P.Nanda 1

Part I Philosophy

1 Toward an Earth Ethic: Aldo Leopold's Anticipation of the Gaia Hypothesis J.Baird Callicott 17

2 Climate Change, Environmental Ethics, and Biocentrism Robin Attfield 31

3 Moral Ambiguities in the Politics of Climate Change Freya Mathews 43

4 Ethical and Prudential Responsibilities, Culture and Climate Change Thomas Heyd 65

Part II Governance

5 Closing the Boxes, Enlarging the Circles: Toward a New Paradigm of Global Governance and Economy Sheila D.Collins 79

6 Climate Change Policy with a Renewed Environmental Ethic: An Ecological Economics Approach John J.Gutrich 103

7 Two Global Crises, Ethics Renewal, and Governance Reform Andrew Brennan Y.S.Lo

Part III International Law And Human Rights

8 Climate Change, Developing Countries, and Human Rights: an International Law Perspective Ved P.Nanda 145

9 Future Generations' Rights: Linking Intergenerational and Intragenerational Rights in Ecojustice Laura Westra 171

10 Climate Change and Poverty: Confronting our Moral and Ethical Commitments: Some Reflections Alicia Villamizar 203

Part IV Civil Society

11 Soft Power, Ngos, and Climate Change: The Case of The Nature Conservancy Katrina S. Rogers 217

12 Climate Changes Everything Dune Lankard 237

Part v Case Studies

13 Trends and Impacts of Climate Change in Cameroon, Central Africa: Considerations for Renewed Ethics towards Resilience Options for the Community Samuel Ayonghe 255

14 Addressing Climate Change: Challenges, Ethics, and Hope Taha Balafrej 267

Contributors 279

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