Reconciling Human Existence with Ecological Integrity: Science, Ethics, Economics and Law

Reconciling Human Existence with Ecological Integrity: Science, Ethics, Economics and Law


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138002067
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/07/2008
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Laura Westra is the founder of the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG). Klaus Bosselmann is Professor of Law and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law at the University of Auckland. Richard Westra is Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Pukyong National University, South Korea.

Table of Contents

Foreword * Part I: Overview: Foundations of Ecological Integrity * Introduction * Ecological Integrity: Its History, Its Future and the Development of the Global Ecological Integrity Group * Attaining a Sustainable Society * A Modest Proposal about How to Proceed in Order to Solve the Problem of Inherent Moral Value in Nature * The Earth Charter, Ethics and Global Governance * Ecological Integrity as an Emerging Global Public Good * Part II: Ecological Integrity and Biological Integrity: The Interface * Introduction * Ecological Integrity and Human Rights * Eco-epidemiology: On the Need to Measure Health Effects from Global Change * Finding Paradise in a Complex Web: The Inter-relation of Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Human Health * Part III: Ecological Integrity and Environmental Justice * Introduction * Aligned: Global Justice and Ecology * Indigenous Rights as a Mechanism to Promote Environmental Sustainability * A Human Right to Water: An Ethical Position or a Realizable Goal? * The Case for Understanding Inadequate National Responses to Climate Change as Human Rights Violations * Part IV: Ecological Integrity, Climate Change and Energy * Introduction * How the World Bank could Lead the World in Alleviating Climate Change * The Ecological and Energy Integrity of Corn Ethanol Production * Global Integrity and Utility Regulation: Constructing a Sustainable Economy * Part V: Future Policy Paths for Ecological Integrity * Introduction * What Covenant Sustains Us? * Confounding Integrity: Humanity as Dissipative Structure * Socio-material Communication in Eco-sustainable Societies of the Future * The Way Forward: Governance for Ecological Integrity * Index

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