"Future generations, wildlife, and natural resources - collectively referred to as 'the voiceless' in this work - are the most vulnerable and least equipped populations to protect themselves from the impacts of global climate change. While domestic and international law protections are beginning to recognize rights and responsibilities that apply to the voiceless community, these legal developments have yet to be pursued in a collective manner and have not been considered together in the context of climate change and climate justice. In Climate Change and the Voiceless, Randall S. Abate identifies the common vulnerabilities of the voiceless in the Anthropocene era and demonstrates how the law, by incorporating principles of sustainable development, can evolve to protect their interests more effectively. This work should be read by anyone interested in how the law can be employed to mitigate the effects of climate change on those who stand to lose the most."
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An anthropogenic problem that requires an ecocentric solution Climate change litigation in domestic courts and human rights commissions Protection of future generations prior to and during the anthropocene era Legal personhood for wildlife : u.s. and foreign domestic perspectives Rights of nature: u.s. and foreign domestic perspectives Proposal for enhanced stewardship and rights-based protections for the voiceless.
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Print version: Abate, Randall. Climate change and the voiceless. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020