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Olusegun Steven Samuel and Ademola Kazeem Fayemi

fundamental question of how defensible such a version of African ethical theory is and understand how such framing can enable us (humans) to deal with environmental concerns such as biodiversity loss. Though Metz's primary motivation in constructing MR is

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Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

recognizes both present and future risks of global warming and biodiversity loss ( IPCC 2013 , 2014 ; MEA 2005 ). Increasingly, research on global environmental changes has been accompanied by calls for profound societal change ( ISSC 2016 ), and for future

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Editorial

Brexit, Sustainability, Economics, Companies’ Responsibilities, and Current Representations

, unlimited business-organized burning of forests, and decreased biodiversity. The fourth challenge is how to understand the societal responsibility of the business world. Also, how do their market-driven interests cause increased pollution by promoting

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Governing the Sun

The Challenges of Geoengineering

Klaus Radunsky and Tim Cadman

in biodiversity, and intensive harvesting impacts future potential for carbon storage, especially if mature carbon-dense forests are targeted; the greater the focus on bioenergy, the greater the impact on other natural values, and vice versa ( Fajardy

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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0095555 . 10.1371/journal.pone.0095555 Watts , J. 2019 . “ Amazon Fires ‘Extraordinarily Concerning,’ Warns UN Biodiversity Chief. Biodiversity Chief Calls for Countries to Halt Rapid Degradation of Nature .” The Guardian

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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

“overgraze” because there is no mechanism to enforce the collective interests of all against the private interests of each. This leads to resource depletion, elimination of bio-diversity, overpopulation, war and major social [read societal] problems. This

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

by the IDLO (2016b) , recent studies have aimed to bring together thinking on how to build effective legal frameworks and environments to achieve goals on climate change, disaster risk reduction, sustainable trade and investment, and biodiversity. 4

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Editorial

The Evolution of 20 Years of Social Quality Thinking

the SQA architecture. The executive summary to the Living Planet Report 2016 implicitly endorses this way of reasoning: “The growth of the Ecological Footprint, the violation of Planetary Boundaries and increasing pressure on biodiversity are rooted

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Timo Pankakoski and Antto Vihma

fragmentation, for example, in international trade law, 6 global environmental governance, 7 the climate regime, 8 the biodiversity regime, 9 and the World Health Organization. 10 It is no coincidence that the focus on fragmentation in legal science emerged

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Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus, and Katja Mäkinen

, interconnected in various ways. Nature, Environment, and Biodiversity Natural heritage is discussed in the data from the very beginning. In the 1970s, this discussion mainly focused on a perceived need to protect specific biotypes such as seas, forests, or