Conclusion-A Just World for Life?

Haydn Washington, Helen Kopnina*

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This book arose out of a desire to consider how society is travelling in terms of retaining the rich diversity of life on this spectacular planet. Once green and teeming, it is now a planet in peril, with the living world in decline (e.g. Wijkman and Rockstrom 2012; Ceballos et al. 2015). In this book we also consider where ‘justice’ lies in all this. After all, we all want justice, but what exactly do we want it for? We are sure all chapter authors believe in justice for society, and that involves questions of equity and equality (e.g. Wilkinson and Pickett 2010). We argue society should seek to cultivate an environmentally-focused perspective that embraces not only social and economic justice but also concern for non-human species. Through this we can find a middle road of cooperation that acknowledges the rights of human and nonhuman species alike (Shoreman-Ouimet and Kopnina 2015).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConservation
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Social and Ecological Justice
EditorsHelen Kopnina, Haydn Washington
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030139056
ISBN (Print)9783030139049
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

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