This is your concise, up to date guide to global environmental ethics. This fully updated and expanded textbook gives you new reflections on global environmental issues. It looks at issues including climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity preservation, and sensitively addresses global developments such as the Summits at Durban on climate and at Nagoya on biodiversity. Robin Attfield gives an ethical critique of current international environmental problems and negotiations, and explains how international regimes will need to change to be able to cope with global environmental problems. It offers a new chapter on the ethics of climate change. It contains up to date case studies on issues such as Haiti's re forestation project, food sovereignty and resistance to the Xayaburi Dam (Laos). It includes new passages on environmental aesthetics, lobbying websites and the Yasuni Reserve in Ecuador. It takes a distinctive approach to climate ethics. It integrates environmental ethics with ethical theory.
Robin Attfield is Professor of Philosophy at Cardiff University, where he has taught philosophy since 1968.