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Just Ecological Integrity: The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life

Edited By: Peter Miller and Laura Westra

Rowman & Littlefield

Paperback | May 2002 | #134891 | ISBN: 074251286X
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Hardback | May 2002 | #134890 | ISBN: 0742512851
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Collection of essays originating from the conference 'Connecting Environmental Ethics, Ecological Integrity and Health in the New Millennium', held in San Jose, Costa Rica in June 2000.


Valuing the earth. Part 1 A new global covenant; the Earth Charter (March 24, 2000); people in ecosystems; the Earth Charter - an ethical framework for sustainable living, Fayen d'Evie and Steven Glass; justice, conflict and the preservation of nature; the Earth Charter principles - source for an ethics of universal responsibility, Abelardo Brenes; the Earth Charter as a new covenant for democracy, J. Ronald Engle; eco-feminism, integrity and the Earth Charter - a critical analysis, Victoria Davion. Part 2 Humanistic values and the Earth Charter: a pragmatic focus on humans, Julia Bartkowiak; human values as a source for sustaining the environment, Naomi Zack; the Earth Charter, servant leadership and philosophy - valuing the Earth by implementing ideals, Rubye Braye and Ruth Lucier. Part 3 Measuring progress and decline: genuine progress indicator (GPI) accounting - relating ecological integrity to human health and well-being, Mark Anielski and Colin Soskolne; understanding the consequences of human actions - indicators from GNP to IBI, James Karr. Part 4 Sustainable agriculture and the human prospect: the future of human populations - energy, food and water availability in the 21st century, Clive Edwards and David Pimentel; impacts of milk and meat on people and the planet, Robert Goodland; integrity and sustainability of natural and man-made ecosystems, Lech Ryszkowski. Part 5 Addressing the destruction in production: gold, cyanide and fish in the river of life and death, Imre Lazar and Emese Kiss; the planetary life crisis - its systemic cause and ground of resolution, John McMurtry; global consumption in the New Millennium, Patricia Werhane and Mary Hamilton; what practical difference would the adoption of the Earth Charter mean to the resolution of global warming issues?, Don Brown. Part 6 What is environmental justice? Socially just eco-integrity - getting clear on the concept, William Rees; the fair distribution of environmental goods, Janos Toth; ;a stakeholder-based approach to environmental justice using geographical information systems, Garrick Louiis and Luna Magpili. Part 7 Case studies: conflict, risk and the preservation of nature: violence and the environment in Colombia - questions regarding environmental ethics, Luis Camargo and Vicky Castillo; ethics and risks in building a cyclotron, Sonia Ftacnikova; the tactics of forest preservation - authenticity and rhetoric in Poland's Bialwieza forest preserve, Eunice Blavascumas; can Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica be saved? How to apply the principles of the Earth Charter, Paul Durbin; gendered resistance to corporate environmentalism and debt-for-nature swaps in Costa Rica, Ana Isla and Terisa Turner.

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Peter Miller is professor of philosophy at the Centre for Forest Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Winnipeg. Laura Westra is professor emerita of philosophy at the University of Windsor and the author or editor of numerous books, including An Environmental Proposal for Ethics (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994), Faces of Environmental Racism (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995), Perspectives on Ecological Integrity (Kluwer), The Greeks and the Environment (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997) and Technology and Values (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998).

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