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  • Öko-theologische Ansätze zur Überwindung des "herrschaftsbezogenen Anthropozentrismus" in der ökumenischen Bewegung : ein erster kurzer Überblick

    Werner, Dietrich (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2024)
    The essay is providing an account of beginnings of eco-theological reflexions within the global ecumenical movement, mainly related to selected two out of several periods, mainly an early period of the 1960ies and a last period after the first decade of this century. It describes how the ecumenical discourse has reacted to major challenges presented by an essay from Lynn White from late sixties which was accusing Christianity to be the main culprit of environmental destruction. The essay culminates in identifying five major types of eco-theological discourses in the past two decades and identifies four major challenges at the end in which ecotheological work needs to move forward.
  • The Role of Moral Principles in Resolving Intergenerational Conflicts of Interest

    Hiromitsu, Toshiaki (PRT, 2024-05-07)
    With the increase of human power, intergenerational conflicts of interest have emerged as new problems, particularly in terms of environmental and financial sustainability. This study examined the role of moral principles in inducing people to act, taking into account the interests of future generations. A survey was conducted among a representative sample of Japanese citizens to investigate the function of eight moral principles in resolving conflicts in terms of participants' assessment of the appropriateness of the principles and their willingness to follow them. With respect to the absolute level of the function of moral principles, the results offer some, albeit cautious, promise of a strategy to resolve conflicts through moral principles. Overall, participants responded positively to these principles. Furthermore, the survey revealed that older and more educated individuals responded better. Given their leading roles in society, this finding supports the use of the principles. However, it also suggests that reaching out to those who did not respond to the strategy is challenging. The study revealed that a non-negligible proportion of respondents had only weak responses to any of the principles and that they either needed to be exposed to different principles or provided with different resources to develop sensitivity to moral ideas. The survey also revealed the relative order of principles. Egalitarianism and utilitarianism scored lower, but some principles, including Mill's harm principle and Scheffler's argument that the survival of humanity and the world itself has value, scored higher.
  • Dansk klimapolitik i et idéhistorisk perspektiv:Økonomisk modernisering, sociale bevægelser og relativ stilstand siden 1990'erne

    Ejsing, Mads; Olsen, Niklas; Jacobsen, Stefan Gaarsmand (2024)
    This article examines the development of Danish climate policy since the late 1980s through a contextual intellectual history analysis. Four key climate policy ideas are highlighted: sustainable development, climate scepticism, ecological modernization, and climate justice. The article argues that for most of the period, Danish climate policy has been dominated by ideas of ecological modernization and continued economic growth. Although there have been shorter periods of increased momentum and popular mobilization, such as COP15 in 2009 and the climate election in 2019, the development can be described as one of relative stability. However, a new generation of activist social movements and other green actors have recently brought a renewed focus on issues of climate justice and critiques of economic growth as central themes in the continued development of Danish climate policy.
  • Dansk klimapolitik i et idéhistorisk perspektiv:Økonomisk modernisering, sociale bevægelser og relativ stilstand siden 1990'erne

    Ejsing, Mads; Olsen, Niklas; Jacobsen, Stefan Gaarsmand (2024)
    This article examines the development of Danish climate policy since the late 1980s through a contextual intellectual history analysis. Four key climate policy ideas are highlighted: sustainable development, climate scepticism, ecological modernization, and climate justice. The article argues that for most of the period, Danish climate policy has been dominated by ideas of ecological modernization and continued economic growth. Although there have been shorter periods of increased momentum and popular mobilization, such as COP15 in 2009 and the climate election in 2019, the development can be described as one of relative stability. However, a new generation of activist social movements and other green actors have recently brought a renewed focus on issues of climate justice and critiques of economic growth as central themes in the continued development of Danish climate policy.
  • Dear little activist heart

    Kuhn, Lilith (ODU Digital Commons, 2024-05-02)

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