Our Rights and Obligations to Future Generations for the Environment (E. B. Weiss)

Author(s) Edith Brown Weiss Keywords environmental destruction, desecration, natural resources, future generations, duties, obligations, inter-generational justice Introduction We read every day about the desecration of our environment and the mismanagement of our natural resources. We have always had the capacity to wreck the environment on a small or even regional scale. Centuries of irrigation without […]

Climate change and the duties of the advantaged (S. Caney)

Author Simon Caney (University of Oxford , UK ) Keywords Climate change; duties; polluter pays principle; ability to pay principle Abstract Climate change poses grave threats to many people, including the most vulnerable. This prompts the question of who should bear the burden of combating ‘dangerous’ climate change. Many appeal to the Polluter Pays Principle. […]