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The Earth Charter, ecological integrity and social movements

Author: Laura Westra; Mirian Vilela
Publisher: London : Earthscan from Routledge, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society, with ecological integrity as a major theme. This book provides a series of analyses of ecological integrity as it relates to the Earth Charter, social movements and international law for human rights. It is shown how the Earth Charter projectbegan as a United Nations initiative, but it  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Westra; Mirian Vilela
ISBN: 9781138016927 1138016926
OCLC Number: 900912516
Notes: Prologue: Summons to a New Axial Age: The Promise, Limits, and Future of the Earth Charter Ron Engel Preface Mirian Vilela Introduction Laura Westra Part 1: The Earth Charter and the Search for Common Ground 1. The Rule of Law Grounded in the Earth: Ecological Integrity as a Grundnorm Klaus Bosselmann 2. The Earth Charter, the Commons and the Common Heritage of Mankind Principle Prue Taylor3. Realising Earth Democracy: Governance from Below Peter Burdon Part 2: International Law, Ethics and Social Movements 4. The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Presenting the Problem as the Solution Mihir Kanade 5. Norms For Scientific Claims Made in The Face of Scientific Uncertainty: Lessons From the Climate Change Disinformation Campaign Don Brown 6. What a Difference a Disaster Makes-or Doesn' t: A Comparative Case Study of Governmental and Popular Responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy Sheila Collins Part 3: International Law, Human Rights and Ecological
Description: xxxiii, 250 s
Contents: Prologue: Summons to a New Axial Age: The Promise, Limits, and Future of the Earth Charter Ron Engel Preface Mirian Vilela Introduction Laura Westra Part 1: The Earth Charter and the Search for Common Ground 1. The Rule of Law Grounded in the Earth: Ecological Integrity as a Grundnorm Klaus Bosselmann 2. The Earth Charter, the Commons and the Common Heritage of Mankind Principle Prue Taylor3. Realising Earth Democracy: Governance from Below Peter Burdon Part 2: International Law, Ethics and Social Movements 4. The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Presenting the Problem as the Solution Mihir Kanade 5. Norms For Scientific Claims Made in The Face of Scientific Uncertainty: Lessons From the Climate Change Disinformation Campaign Don Brown 6. What a Difference a Disaster Makes-or Doesn't: A Comparative Case Study of Governmental and Popular Responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy Sheila Collins Part 3: International Law, Human Rights and Ecological Integrity 7. The Law of Transboundary Groundwater Joseph Dellapenna 8. Oceans for Sale Jeff Brown and Abby Sandy 9. Land Grabbing, Food Security and the Environment: Human Rights Challenges Onita Das and Evadne Grant 10. Is a Green New Deal Strategy a Sustainable Response to the Social and Ecological Challenges of the Present World? Eva Cudlinova 11. Frack Off! - Law, Policy, Social Resistance, Coal Seam Gas Mining and the Earth Charter Janice Gray Part 4: Indigenous Voices for Integrity 12. Canadian Avatar: Reshaping Relationships Through Indigenous Resistance Kathleen Mahoney 13. Sharing the River of Life: The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign Jack Manno 14. Indigenous Laws and Aspirations for a Sustainable World Linda Te Aho 15. Moving Toward Global Eco-Integrity: Implementing Indigenous Conceptions of Nature in a Western Legal System Catherine Iorns Magallanes Part 5: Government Decisions, Environmental Policies and Social Movements 16. Society, Changes and Social Movements: The Case of Brazil Leonardo Boff and Mirian Vilela 17. Environmental Sustainability Beyond The Law: A Venezuelan Perspective Maria Elisa Febres 18. Costa Rica: The First Latin American Country Free of Open Pit Gold Mining Eugenia Wo Ching 19. The Earth Charter. An Environmental Policy Instrument in Mexico - a Soft Law or Hard Policy Perspective Francisco Javier Camarena Juarez
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The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society, with ecological integrity as a major theme. This book provides a series of analyses of ecological integrity as it relates to the Earth Charter, social movements and international law for human rights. It is shown how the Earth Charter projectbegan as a United Nations initiative, but it was carried forward and completed by a global civil society initiative. The drafting of the Earth Charter involved the.

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