Climate change and sustainable development

Ethical perspectives on land use and food production

Editors: Potthast, Thomas, Meisch, Simon (Eds.)

  • Brings together a multidisciplinary group of authors exploring the ethical dimensions of climate change and food
  • Tools are suggested for teaching agricultural and food ethics
  • Intended to serve as a stimulating collection that will contribute to debate and reflection on the sustainable future of agriculture and food production in the face of global change
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Climate change is a major framing condition for sustainable development of agriculture and food. Global food production is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time it is among the sectors worst affected by climate change. This book brings together a multidisciplinary group of authors exploring the ethical dimensions of climate change and food. Conceptual clarifications provide a necessary basis for putting sustainable development into practice. Adaptation and mitigation demand altering both agricultural and consumption practices. Intensive vs. extensive production is reassessed with regard to animal welfare, efficiency and environmental implications. Property rights pay an ever-increasing role, as do shifting land-use practices, agro-energy, biotechnology, food policy to green consumerism. And, last but not least, tools are suggested for teaching agricultural and food ethics. Notwithstanding the plurality of ethical analyses and their outcome, it becomes apparent that governance of agri-food is faced by new needs and new approaches of bringing in the value dimension much more explicitly. This book is intended to serve as a stimulating collection that will contribute to debate and reflection on the sustainable future of agriculture and food production in the face of global change.

Table of contents (79 chapters)

  • Domains of climate ethics: an overview

    Ott, K. (et al.)

    Pages 23-28

  • The global governance of climate change, forests, water, and food: normative challenges

    Gupta, J.

    Pages 29-34

  • The willed blindness of humans: animal welfare and beyond

    Gjerris, M.

    Pages 35-40

  • Which sustainability suits you?

    Boonen, R. (et al.)

    Pages 43-48

  • The value(s) of sustainability within a pragmatically justified theory of values: considerations in the context of climate change

    Beck, R. (et al.)

    Pages 49-54

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate change and sustainable development
Book Subtitle
Ethical perspectives on land use and food production
Editors
  • Thomas Potthast
  • Simon Meisch
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-753-0
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-753-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
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