• Thinking and Acting on the Edge of Chaos: Governance, Environment and People

    Author(s):
    André Francisco Pilon (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Education, Politics and government, Economics, Ethics, Literature, Ecology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Teaching Environment, Politics, Literature and environment
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/tyyn-vh42
    Abstract:
    At the end of a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, the Paris Agreement completes its 5th birthday (December, 12th 2020); are world leaders taking action to avoid the impending chaos, or they still think that ecocide is an invention of environmentalists or utopian thinkers that abhor the capitalistic system? Giving up on questionable carbon accounting (Australia) or gesturing at net zero while deforestation surges (Brazil) is not enough to be on the list of responsible governments. Regeneration of natural and built environments, and social, cultural and political regeneration, are complementary aspects and depend on each other. Recognizing that this should be a public agenda, how different values (e.g., use vs. preservation) and the framing of these values (e.g., ecosystem services vs. species) motivate policy makers and private owners to assign and implement public resources to conservation programs and policies, that depend not only on information, but of different interpretations of reality?
    Notes:
    About the author: Assoc. Prof. University of São Paulo; Psychologist Court of Justice; Director Ministry of Health; Editor Journal Academus. Affiliations: Int. Acad. of Science, Health Ecology; United Nations Conv. to Combat Desertification; Intergovern. Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy; EuroScience; World Alliance for Citizen Participation; Int. Assoc. for the Study of the Commons; Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature
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    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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