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Reading the Kyoto Protocol

Ethical Aspects of the Convention on Climatic Change

The Kyoto Protocol became law in February 2005—eight years after its conception as a framework for reducing emissions and a full four years after the United States abandoned it. But while President George W. Bush embarrassed much of the scientific community by challenging the veracity of the greenhouse effect, and thus the impetus for Kyoto, officials elsewhere expressed far different concerns. Reading the Kyoto Protocol explores their qualms and objections to everything from Kyoto’s controversial policies on emissions trading to the question of a "post-Kyoto era." Contributors include internationally known philosophers, researchers, and environmentalists.

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2005

Earth Sciences: Environment

Philosophy: Ethics


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Table of Contents

Introduction:  A Plea for Rationality
Etienne Vermeersch
 
The Kyoto Protocol and its Socio-Ethical Aspects
Raoul Weiler
 
Kyoto Rise and Shine
Florentin Krause
 
Equity in the Greenhouse:  How Just is the Kyoto Protocol?
Wolfgang Sachs
 
The Responsibilities of the Political Animal During the Anthropocene
Hub Zwart
 
Kyoto and the Ethics of Flexibility
Jozef Keulartz
 
Ethics and Sustainability  Alternatives to Today’s Model of ’Sustainable Development’ in Neoconservative Capitalist Driven Economies and Societies
Riccardo Petrella
 
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