The Ethics of the Global Environment

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Edinburgh University Press, 1999 - Environmental ethics - 232 pages
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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 thisethic 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 tocope with global environmental problems.

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Robin Attfield is Professor of Philosophy at Cardiff University.

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