Beside Adaptation: Concepts for the Future

  • Simon SpyraEmail author
  • Eike Albrecht
Part of the Environmental Protection in the European Union book series (ENVPROTEC, volume 4)


Maybe it was God who in the beginning created heaven and earth (Gen 1,1), who created mankind (Gen 2,7), who committed nature to us (Gen 2,15). Whether it is a question of creed or not: Our atmosphere is unique. Its special consistence makes it possible for the temperature on the earth’s surface to constantly stay at a certain level, a level at which our environment can unfold and the Garden of Eden can be preserved and protected. And if God has committed nature to mankind in equal shares, all humans bear responsibility for protecting and saving the Garden of Eden. And if not, the same is true by the principle of equity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Public LawBrandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-SenftenbergCottbusGermany

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