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Just Ecological Integrity : The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life - Peter Miller

Just Ecological Integrity

The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life

By: Peter Miller (Editor), Laura Westra (Editor), Steven C. Rockefeller (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 28th May 2002
ISBN: 9780742512863
Number Of Pages: 352

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Just Ecological Integrity presents a collection of revised and expanded essays originating from the international conference 'Connecting Environmental Ethics, Ecological Integrity, and Health in the New Millennium' held in San Jose, Costa Rica in June 2000. It is a cooperative venture of the Global Ecological Integrity Project and the Earth Charter Initiative. Beginning with an in depth look at the history and meaning of the Earth Charter itself, Just Ecological Integrity moves to consider the systems of measurement necessary to indicate progress in achieving the Earth Charter's goals. Contributors to the volume explore such issues as the reciprocal impacts between humans and nature; human destructiveness; and the various ways in which the revaluation of nature in terms of intrinsic qualities affects broader notions of justice. A rich collection of case studies enhances the volume and examines such issues as violence, risk, and the preservation of nature in local circumstances.

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It should be of particular interest to academics, environmental and social justice activists, and policy makers. All levels.--CHOICE

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Valuing the Earth
Introduction to Part 1p. 3
A New Global Covenant
The Earth Charterp. 9
The Earth Charter: An Ethical Framework for Sustainable Livingp. 17
The Earth Charter Principles: Source for an Ethics of Universal Responsibilityp. 26
The Earth Charter as a New Covenant for Democracyp. 37
Ecofeminism, Integrity, and the Earth Charter: A Critical Analysisp. 53
Humanistic Values and the Earth Charter
A Pragmatic Focus on Humansp. 61
Human Values as a Source for Sustaining the Environmentp. 69
The Earth Charter, Servant-Leadership, and Philosophy: Valuing the Earth by Implementing Idealsp. 74
Measuring Progress and Decline
Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) Accounting: Relating Ecological Integrity to Human Health and Well-Beingp. 83
Understanding the Consequences of Human Actions: Indicators from GNP to IBIp. 98
People in Ecosystems: Reciprocal Impacts and Human Responsibilities
Introduction to Part 2p. 113
Sustainable Agriculture and the Human Prospect
The Future of Human Populations: Energy, Food, and Water Availability in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 119
Impacts of Milk and Meat on People and the Planetp. 140
Integrity and Sustainability of Natural and Man-Made Ecosystemsp. 155
Addressing the Destruction in Production
Gold, Cyanide, and Fish in the River of Life and Deathp. 167
The Planetary Life Crisis: Its Systemic Cause and Ground of Resolutionp. 180
Global Consumption in the New Millenniump. 193
What Practical Difference Would the Adoption of the Earth Charter Mean to the Resolution of Global Warming Issues?p. 205
Justice, Conflict, and the Preservation of Nature
Introduction to Part 3p. 217
What Is Environmental Justice?
Socially Just Eco-Integrity: Getting Clear on the Conceptp. 221
The Fair Distribution of Environmental Goodsp. 243
A Stakeholder-Based Approach to Environmental Justice Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS)p. 252
Case Studies: Conflict, Risk, and the Preservation of Nature
Violence and the Environment in Colombia: Questions Regarding Environmental Ethicsp. 269
Ethics and Risks in Building a Cyclotronp. 284
The Tactics of Forest Preservation: Authenticity and Rhetoric in Poland's Bialowieza Forest Preservep. 294
Can Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica Be Saved? How to Apply the Principles of the Earth Charterp. 303
Gendered Resistance to Corporate Environmentalism and Debt-for-Nature Swaps in Costa Ricap. 311
About the Contributorsp. 323
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ISBN: 9780742512863
ISBN-10: 074251286X
Series: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 28th May 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 16.2  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.46