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Title:On the notion of ecological justice PDF Logo
Authors:Glotzbach, Stefanie
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 204
Abstract:The increasing loss of ecosystem services severely affects life perspectives of today's poor and future persons. Thus, governing the use of ecosystem services in an intragenerational and intergenerational just way is an urgent issue. I develop a conception of ecological justice that establishes the specific link between justice and ecosystem services, and argue that specific demands on a conception of ecological justice follow from determining ecosystem services as objects of justice. Showing that Rawls' 'A Theory of Justice' (1971) can consistently meet the identified demands, I verify that it is an appropriate theory for deriving a conception of ecological justice.
Subjects:ecological justice
ecosystem services
global justice
intergenerational justice
environmental ethics.
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Paper Series in Economics, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

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