Introduction: The ethics of sustainable development, J.Ronald Engel. Part 1 Global challenge: environment, technology, and ethics, Rajni Kothari; development ethics and ecological wisdom, Denis Goulet; the encounter of religion and conservation, Martin Palmer; science-based versus traditional ethics, Holmes Rolston. Part 2 Western Europe and North America: towards an ecological worldview, Stephen R.Sterling; sustainable development and deep ecology, Arne Naess; reverence for life, Henryk Skolimowski; a new Christian reformation, Robert J.Moore. Part 3 Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union: raising the biosphere to the noosphere, I.Laptev; the development vision of socialist humanism, Mihailo Markovic. Part 4 South and Central America: the search for an ethnic of sustainable development in Latin America, Eduardo Gudynas; the hope for just, participatory ecodevelopment in Costa Rica, David A.Crocker. Part 5 Africa and Middle East: native African land ethics, C.K.Omari; communalism - the moral factor in African development, Jimoh Omo-Fadaka; "the range of mountains is his pasture" - environmental ethics in Judaism, Bill Blark; Islamic environmental ethics - law and society, Mawil Y.Izzi Deen (Samarrai). Part 6 Asia: Satyagraha for conservation - awakening the spirit of Hinduism, O.P.Dwivedi; the Buddhist idea of a desirable society, S.Sivaraksa; ancient wisdom, green politics, and sustainable development in China, Simon Sui-cheong Chau and Fung Kam-Kong. Part 7 The experience of women: the daughters of earth - women's culture as a basis for sustainable development, Hilkka Pietila; living with nature - reciprocity or control?, Ariel Salleh.