Does humanity have a moral obligation to emphasise natechlogy's role in addressing the critical public health and environmental problems of our age? This well crafted book explores this idea by analysing the prospects for a macroscience natechlogy-for-environmental sustainability project in areas such as food, water and energy supply, medicine, healthcare, peace and security. Developing and applying an invative science-based view of natural law underpinning a global social contract, it considers some of the key scientific and governance challenges such a global project may face. The book concludes that the moral culmination of natechlogy is a Global Artificial Photosynthesis project. It argues that the symmetric patterns of energy creating photosynthesis, life and us are shaping t only the natechlogical advances of artificial photosynthesis, but also the ethical and legal rms likely to best govern such scientific achievements to form a sustainable existence on this planet. Natechlogy for a Sustainable World will appeal to many generations of scientists and policymakers working to improve our world in public health, environmental sustainability and renewable energy and natechlogy. It will also be a valuable resource for similarly motivated students of chemistry, physics, biology, natechlogy and photosynthesis, as well as environmental and energy ethics, law and policy.
Thomas Faunce, Professor, Australian National University and Australian Research Council Future Fellow