Fulfilling the Promise of the Earth Charter
Edited by Peter Burdon, Klaus Bosselmann and Kirsten Engel
Chapter 8: Governing ecological governance in the Anthropocene: a new covenant of eco-communitarianism
This chapter explores the potential for fashioning a more ecological and relational political morality for Earth governance. It offers one reading of a political morality for a new ecological governance: a transformational governance that manifests a covenantal understanding of the human condition within a planetary web of life. Next, it distinguishes between governance of ecosystems and ecological governance; and finally, it considers how to characterize the moral imagination required to sustain this vision of ecological governance by exploring the concept of ‘covenant’ and how it contrasts with the idea of ‘contract’.
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