• Desertification, a Condition That Involves People, Soil And the Ways of Being in the World

    Author(s):
    André Francisco Pilon (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Law--Political aspects, Law and economics, Ecocriticism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Desertification, Law and politics
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/p9a3-yq83
    Abstract:
    After more than three decades of scientific reports and international meetings, it is clear that there is no consistent progress towards an integrated worldwide approach in the public and private arena to climate change, to food insecurity, and access to non-pollutant fuels. How to involve and motivate decision-makers in choosing the right paths, in the face of the overwhelming pressures from political and economic groups? Would scientific reports be enough to drive effective public policies, given the usual ways of dealing with things? As a global community, the world can no longer rely on incremental reforms within traditional planning and development frameworks to address the profound environmental challenges facing human survival, which intertwine economic, political and cultural issues.
    Notes:
    Authentic and enlightened decisions are urgently needed to face the dominant paradigms of power, wealth, development, growth and freedom, which actually accounts for the many problems of difficult settlement or solution in our disrupted world. The recovery of the Earth and the recovery of mankind are paired aspects, and must be tackled simultaneously, in space and time, for their mutual support. This implies a fundamental change in the ways current problems are defined and addressed.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
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