Fulfilling the Promise of the Earth Charter
Edited by Peter Burdon, Klaus Bosselmann and Kirsten Engel
Chapter 19: Promoting global ethics: the Earth Trusteeship Initiative
This chapter introduces the Earth Trusteeship Initiative as a vehicle for realizing the ethical demands made in this book. The covenantal approach to overcoming our predicament is indispensable. Covenantal ethics must be the guide for global governance. What exactly this entails will manifest itself in many forms and shapes. The book’s chapters are proof of the fact that ethically informed decision making is needed everywhere and at all levels of governance: at community level, at national level and at the global level. Rooted democratic ecological citizenship is a wellspring for an emergent global polis that demands and supports this transformation.
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