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NATURE AND THE GLOBAL POLITICAL CULTURE

NATURE AND THE GLOBAL POLITICAL CULTURE BY BARBARA SUNDBERG BAUDOT, PH.D. Human beings have a role to play, which each is free to play or not; each is a link in a chain and not a piece of straw to be carried away by a torrent. In the end, ...

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IDEAS ON HARMONY WITH NATURE

IDEAS ON HARMONY WITH NATURE BY ARTHUR DAHL It might help to consider our topic, the role of nature in the politics of the environment, in the context of the following steps that define how our relationship with nature (the phenomena of the material world) has evolved down the ...

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REMARQUES SUR LES NATIONS- UNIES ET L’ENVIRONNEMENT

REMARQUES SUR LES NATIONS- UNIES ET L’ENVIRONNEMENT BY JACQUES BAUDOT Acceptons l’hypothèse qu’une organisation inter-gouvernementale et internationale est indispensable à la lutte pour maintenir habitable la planète Terre. Et ceci pour au moins deux évidentes raisons : ce sont les Etats, et seulement les Etats, qui ont le pouvoir de signer ...

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POURQUOI LA NATURE EST-ELLE ABSENTE DES PREOCCUPATIONS POLITIQUES ACTUELLES?

POURQUOI LA NATURE EST-ELLE ABSENTE DES PREOCCUPATIONS POLITIQUES ACTUELLES? BY PHILIPPE ROCH Homme – Nature L’idée que l’homme fait partie de la nature, en soi juste, permet souvent de justifier toutes les activités humaines, même celle qui détruisent la nature : une autoroute, une construction, un défrichement, la chimie, les OGM et ...

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THE PLACE OF VALUES IN GLOBAL DECISION MAKING

THE PLACE OF VALUES IN GLOBAL DECISION MAKING BY OLIVER SMITH Value and Values in relation to nature and conservation The conservation movement globally is a huge force for good and organisations like WWF have made a vital contribution to these efforts for more than half-a-century. However, despite some remarkable successes, biodiversity ...

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MIEUX VAUT SE RENSEIGNER (TO INFORM ONE’S SELF)

MIEUX VAUT SE RENSEIGNER (TO INFORM ONE’S SELF) BY EDOUARD DOMMEN Un être humain, tout comme un animal, n'est pas qu'un organisme individuel. Il forme déjà un écosystème, une communauté d'organismes distincts qui oeuvrentchacun à sa manière au fonctionnement de l'ensemble (vignette). Vignette

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Harmony with Nature

The Triglav Circle made a contribution to the preparations for Rio+20.  The title of the contribution was harmony with nature.  See full text.    Harmony with Nature: Statement by the Triglav Circle This paper constitutes the Triglav Circle’s input to the compilation document for the Zero draft of ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Articles,News,NGO/UN Activities December 11, 2011

Confucian Role Ethics: A Vision of Human Rights in a Global Context

The title of this paper suggests a study in comparative ethics, and in part that is just what it is. But it is more nearly contrastive than comparative, and more importantly, I want to contrast not ethical theories, but one of the basic presuppositions on which virtually all Western ethical ...

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Compassionate Leadership for an Interdependent World

We have come together for this conference to think deeply about the kind of creative and courageous leadership that is needed at the local and global level to address the urgent challenges that face our world, including climate change, violent conflict, and a destabilizing global economic recession. We are in ...

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Do we witness a “re-enchantment of the world?”

It has become fairly common among students and observers of social developments to speak of a “re-surgence of religion”. Reference usually is made to the strong public profile of new religious movements in all religious traditions and their increasing impact on the shaping of public policy. One of the first ...

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