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Ecofeminism and environmental justice

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Irene WexIrene Wex
If the great moral issue of our generation is climate change, initiatives to create a better future for generations to come should stem from a moral obligation to safeguard nature and not on economic considerations. This paper considers the Platonic notion of justice and the social contract theory of John Rawls which both focus on moral rightness and also encapsulate the ecological feminist – or ecofeminist – view of environmental and social justice. It is argued that it is only a matter of willingness to change perspectives and behaviour to effectively create change which will not only combat climate change but also put an end to many of the injustices perpetrated against the environment and its non-human species.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Cotton M; Motta BH

Parent Title

Engaging with environmental justice : governance, education and citizenship

Start Page

3

End Page

10

Number of Pages

8

ISBN-13

9781848880627

Publisher

Inter-Disciplinary Press

Place of Publication

Oxford, UK

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

International Education Research Centre (IERC);

Era Eligible

Yes

Edition

1st

Number of Chapters

24