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Abstract

Globalization leveraged pressure on contemporary society. Today’s most pressing social dilemmas regarding climate change demand for inclusive solutions. Understanding the bounds of environmental limits to avoid ethical downfalls beyond the control of singular nation states infringing on intergenerational equity—the fairness to provide an at least as favorable standard of living to future generations as enjoyed today—has become a blatant demand. In a history of turning to natural law as a human-imbued moral compass for solving societal downfalls on a global scale in times of crises, this book covers environmental constraints in light of climate change demanding for climate justice attention around the globe. The first part of the book concerns the quest for intergenerational equity in the twenty-first century. The second part presents climate justice within a society, around the world and over time. The third part provides climate justice based governance and private sector solutions but also the human natural drive towards intergenerational fairness coupled in order to retrieve information on how to implement intergenerational justice.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The New School & Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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