The Ethics of the Global Environment
This book defends a cosmopolitan ethic, that of biocentric consequentialism, and applies it to a range of global environmental issues (e.g. resources, population, biodiversity loss) and policies (e.g.sustainable development, population policies, biodiversity preservation.) It also applies this ethic to global justice, international order, intergenerational equity, decision-making, models of agency and global citizenship. It thus supplies an ethical critique of current international environmental problems and negotiations, and the shape which international regimes will need in order to cope with global environmental problems.
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List of Abbreviations
Nature and the Global Environment
Global Ethics and Environmental Ethics
Trustees of the Planet
The Ethics of Extinction
Global Resources and Climate Change
Population and Poverty
Biodiversity and Preservation
Environmental Justice and World Order
Perspectives and Principles
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