Climate justice and equitable funding

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One of the most effective definitions for environmental ethics is the definition of Rolston, (2011), that environmental ethics refers to theory and practice about the appropriate concern for, values in, and duties regarding the natural world. This book particularly supports the definition by offering a broader understanding of the framework convention on climate change (COP-15). The most important observation the author has made is that despite all the conventions and discourses, there has never been any effective solution to the global threat of climate change. This paper posits that environmental ethics is one buzzword that has failed to realize its key objective of securing the future of natural resources. Major observations on COP-15 The authors also observe that whiles many countries have been charged with reducing climate change; the global conventions realize that this may not be achieved if all countries were supposed to act equally to reduce climate change. It is on the understanding that the overall GHG emission by developed countries cannot be compared to the GHG emission by the developing countries therefore; each country must be given specific task based on their level of GHG emission. Another important observation about the framework convent ion on climate change (COP-15) is that it is not specific in a number of its guidelines. While the articles clearly outlines measures that could be effectively used to explain the climatic issues, it is quite clear that suggestions such as climate justice may not be realistic in the short and long run because many countries have failed to show through commitment to a number of protocols and frameworks. The issue of funding is also another thorny issues because moist of the vu... ... middle of paper ... ... maxim of social contract, human being have failed insecure a habitable and self-sustaining environment for the future generation by failing in their land ethics prerogative. Additionally, man’s efforts to observe land ethics have failed due to the complexity of the structures put in place and the overall lack of climate justice. The book's analysis of the environmental ethics is broad and incisive, but I find the claims and arguments presented very subjective. Man has failed in their environmental ethics efforts and this can be seen from the rate of industrialization and resource use thanks to global capitalism. The book should have focused on how the global government have, can and will contribute towards realizing the goals of environmental ethics Works Cited Rolston H, (2011). A New Environmental Ethics: The Next Millennium for Life on Earth. Routledge
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