Global heating, wildlife extinction and pollution are among the most important ecological matter, they call for our urgent attention and deserve prominent documentation. The environmental ethics collection aims at gathering all most important sources on this matter. The content in the library is available in multiple languages and is mainly harvested from a wide variety of open access repositories. A limited set of manually submitted documents complete this collection, f.ex. documents published by the Earth Charter Initiative and Green Cross International.

Recent Submissions

  • Balancing the scales of indigenous land justice in Victoria, 2006

    ATKINSON, WAYNE (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 2014-05-22)
    This article was published in Land, Rights, Laws: Issues of Native Title v.3, issues paper no.5 pp.1-9 2006. The definitive version is available at:
  • Ecocentric Discourses: Problems and Future Prospects for Nature Advocacy

    Eckersley, Assoc. Professor Robyn (2014-05-22)
    This paper was originally presented to the Second Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, Tamkang University Tamsui, Taiwan, 5-6 December 2003, it is published in Tamkang Review, Vol. XXXIV, Nos. 3-4, Spring-Summer (2004): 156-186; and reprinted in Debating the Earth: The Environmental Politics Reader, edited by John S. Dryzek and David Schlosberg (Oxford University Press, 2005), 364-381.
  • Balancing the scales of indigenous land justice in Victoria, 2006

    ATKINSON, WAYNE (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 2014-05-22)
    This article was published in Land, Rights, Laws: Issues of Native Title v.3, issues paper no.5 pp.1-9 2006. The definitive version is available at:
  • Housing Market Dynamics in Africa

    Zekebweliwai Geh; Issa Faye; El-Hadj M. Bah (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
    This open access book utilizes new data to thoroughly analyze the main factors currently shaping the African housing market. Some of these factors include the supply and demand for housing finance, land tenure security issues, construction cost conundrum, infrastructure provision, and low-cost housing alternatives. Through detailed analysis, the authors investigate the political economy surrounding the continent’s housing market and the constraints that behind-the-scenes policy makers need to address in their attempts to provide affordable housing for the majority in need. With Africa’s urban population growing rapidly, this study highlights how broad demographic shifts and rapid urbanization are placing enormous pressure on the limited infrastructure in many cities and stretching the economic and social fabric of municipalities to their breaking point. But beyond providing a snapshot of the present conditions of the African housing market, the book offers recommendations and actionable measures for policy makers and other stakeholders on how best to provide affordable housing and alleviate Africa’s housing deficit. This work will be of particular interest to practitioners, non-governmental organizations, private sector actors, students and researchers of economic policy, international development, and urban development.
  • Rangeland Systems: Processes, Management and Challenges

    David D. Briske (Springer, 2017)
    This book provides an unprecedented synthesis of the current status of scientific and management knowledge regarding global rangelands and the major challenges that confront them. It has been organized around three major themes. The first summarizes the conceptual advances that have occurred in the rangeland profession. The second addresses the implications of these conceptual advances to management and policy. The third assesses several major challenges confronting global rangelands in the 21st century. This book will compliment applied range management textbooks by describing the conceptual foundation on which the rangeland profession is based. It has been written to be accessible to a broad audience, including ecosystem managers, educators, students and policy makers. The content is founded on the collective experience, knowledge and commitment of 80 authors who have worked in rangelands throughout the world. Their collective contributions indicate that a more comprehensive framework is necessary to address the complex challenges confronting global rangelands. Rangelands represent adaptive social-ecological systems, in which societal values, organizations and capacities are of equal importance to, and interact with, those of ecological processes. A more comprehensive framework for rangeland systems may enable management agencies, and educational, research and policy making organizations to more effectively assess complex problems and develop appropriate solutions.
  • The Failure of International Law in Palestine

    Sumina, Svetlana; Gilmore, Steven (Digital Commons at St. Mary's University, 2018-05-01)
    Abstract forthcoming
  • Water scarcity as a window of opportunity for a peacful settlement in the Middle East. (c2011)

    Hammoud, Rayan Amine (Lebanese American University, 2011-03-08)
    Includes bibliographical references (leaves 72-76).
  • The Daishonin’s Path: Applying Nichiren’s Buddhist Principles to American Legal Education

    Teeter, John W, Jr (Digital Commons at St. Mary's University, 1999-01-01)
    The fundamental aspects of Nichiren Daishonin's teachings merit modern attention. The Daishonin was a tireless mentor for his disciples, and his call for compassion, critique, courage, and wisdom are essential for law students and teachers alike. A remarkable man, the Daishonin's perceptions ought to inform the way professors teach and advise their students, and encourage others to reflect on their own sources of spiritual sustenance and examine the contributions they can make toward deepening the relevance, meaning, and joy of legal education. The Daishonin emphasized the primacy of The Lotus Sutra, which declares that all living beings inherently possess the Buddha nature and its accompanying virtues of wisdom, courage, compassion, and life force. Regardless of gender, social class, or previous life condition, all have an equal opportunity to attain enlightenment. The steps toward enlightenment may be small, but it is their very slightness that enriches one’s understanding of life's beauty. Lawyers, students, and those privileged to teach can do no better than to be the challenging teacher and nurturing friend who realizes that her enlightenment depends on heartfelt efforts to enlighten others. By following the Daishonin's path, both mentors and disciples will be searchers who do not begrudge their lives.
  • Air Pollution: A Brief Annotated Bibliography

    Grimes, Maria H. (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service., 1970-02-13)
    This report is a bibliography on air pollution.
  • Bibliography on Environment and Natural Resources

    Natural Resources Division (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service., 1969-05-21)
    This report is a Bibliography on Environment and Natural Resources
  • History and Development of Water Resources: A Select Bibliography

    Boswell, Elizabeth M. (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service., 1969-05-02)
    This report is a bibliography on History and Development of Water Resources.
  • The New Halal: Islamic Ethical Consumerism in the UK, Germany, and Egypt. A Social Movement Framing Approach

    Shash, Maha Hany (University of CambridgeSociologyQueens', 2020-04-29)
    This dissertation examines political consumerism using a social movement theory approach. It investigates the origins of Islamic consumer campaigns aimed at changing Muslim consumer behaviour, and integrating them into European societies. It draws upon the ‘framing perspective’ within social movement theory to analyse how Islamic campaigners promote the values of environmentalism, animal welfare, and fair trade in the UK, Germany, and Egypt. This dissertation argues that Muslim minorities in Europe frame a conventionally secular moral concern as a religious duty in order to connect Islam to contemporary consumption values. In the Muslim majority country of Egypt, these same consumption values are promoted based on secular ethics rather than religion. Based on the analysis of in-depth semi-structured interviews and campaign documents, posters, websites, events, and conferences, this dissertation demonstrates how the overall goal of these framing processes is to align Muslim consumer behaviour with ethical consumer campaigns in order to assimilate Muslims in Europe without undermining the guiding role of religion. It also aims at integrating Muslims into European culture by highlighting Islam’s potential as a catalyst for positive behaviour.
  • La recherche comme partage. Compte-rendu de La recherche en contexte de vulnérabilité – engagement du chercheur et enjeux éthiques, sous la direction de Nathalie Mondain et Arzouma Éric Bologo

    Des Rosiers, Brigitte (Université de Montréal. Programmes de bioéthique.Association des étudiants de bioéthique de l'École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal., 2013-11-05)
  • EEASA members opinion survey

    Pat Irwin (Environmental Association of Southern Africa, 1988-12-01)
  • The development of an intensive educational area at Pilanesberg national park

    Pete Hancock; Mike Molefe; Pat Irwin (Environmental Association of Southern Africa, 1987-12-01)
    Staff at Pilanesberg National Park are currently developing an Intensive Educational Area (lEA), adjacent to the present Education Centre, for the teaching of basic ecological principles. This article describes the rationale behind this development and the logical sequence of events followed in planning
  • Editorial: Volume 13

    Heila Lotz (Environmental Association of Southern Africa, 1993-12-01)
  • The museum: A partner in environmental education

    Sylvia van Zyl (Environmental Association of Southern Africa, 1988-12-01)

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