Environmental Ethics and Policy

Kelbessa, Workineh (2022). Environmental Ethics and Policy. Reimagining the Human-Environment Relationship. UN University and UN Environment Programme.

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    Author Kelbessa, Workineh
    Title Environmental Ethics and Policy
    Series Title Reimagining the Human-Environment Relationship
    Publication Date 2022-05-18
    Place of Publication New York and Geneva
    Publisher UN University and UN Environment Programme
    Pages 21
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper explores the nature of Western and African environmental ethics and their impact on environmental policy. In the past, it was believed mistakenly that scientists and engineers could solve problems created by progress. Neither science nor engineering can supply moral conclusions which are involved in policy decisions. It has gradually become clear that philosophers can also contribute to the solution of environmental problems. Various environmental problems have prompted Western environmental philosophers to systematically reflect on the human-nature relationship since 1970s. They have advised human beings to reconsider the human-nature relationship and undertake fundamental structural changes and replace the anthropocentric worldview with a non-anthropocentric worldview. This paper shows that humanity has not yet fully benefitted from the teaching of indigenous and Western environmental ethics and philosophy. Vested interest groups have tried to oppose climate science and environmental ethics.
    UNBIS Thesaurus ENVIRONMENT
    CLIMATE CHANGE
    ETHICS
    PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
    PHILOSOPHICAL SCHOOLS
    PHILOSOPHY
    Keyword Stockholm+50
    African environmental ethics
    Western environmental ethics
    Intergenerational justice
    Environmental policy
    Sustainability
    Climate justice
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
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