Environmental ethics: philosophy, ecology and other species

Tipo de Publicação: Capítulo de Livro

Vaz, S. G. and Bina, O. (2013). Environmental ethics: philosophy, ecology and other species. In Harris, P. G. (ed), Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (pp. 321-332). London: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415694209.

Pressure on the environment has increased in step with economic growth and the mass consumption that fueled rising gross domestic product throughout the twentieth century. Both growth and ecological crises have attained a global reach, challenging our established notions of cause and effect, and our framing of problems and solutions. Accordingly, global environmental politics has witnessed major changes and significant “rescaling” in its “locus, agency and scope” (Andonova and Mitchell2010: 257). Both dimensions of global environmental politics – politics and governance, and the ecological problems that are the subject matter of global environmental politics – are being reinterpreted due to increasing complexity, interconnectedness and interdependence. Accordingly, the range of actors and disciplines that infom1 global environmental politics and contribute to framing global environmental problems is widening, in an acknowledgment of inescapable pluralism.