Introduction Rights to a green future
Herman Wijffels points at the urgency of the debate and the interlinkedness of people, planet and profit. What transition is needed if we are to ensure quality of life for our and future generations? Marcus Düwell will show the philosophers approach to these questions. What are rights in a philosophical sense? How are they linked to claims or responsibilities? How do rights relate to morality? To discuss human rights in the context of climate change confronts us with basic ethical problems in the understanding and justification of basic moral principles. Anja Mihr will approach the issue from a legal and political human rights point of view. What is a right to a green future in the juridical and political sense of the word? What is the history of the human rights framework in this context? This debate is an incentive for revising the current concept of human rights implementation, nation state and international regimes. It might lead to a revised and better functioning global governance systems in the future.
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Rights to a green future
Over mensenrechten in tijden van klimaatverandering. 21e eeuwse vraagstukken dwingen ons opnieuw te kijken naar de filosofie en praktijk van internationale verdragen. Denk mee over duurzaamheid en global justice.