ResponsAbility challenges conventional thinking about our governance and legal frameworks. The cross-currents of persisting, established worldviews, knowledge systems, institutions, law and forms of governance are now at odds with future-facing innovations designed to help societies transition to both low-carbon economies and social equity. This book explores the ways in which we can move to new governance and legal structures that more effectively reflect our changed relationship with the Earth in the Anthropocene.The book is written by a group of eminent scholars and leading expertsfrom a diverse range of backgrounds, all of whom bring new knowledge and analysis from across oceanic and continental regions. Many are from the discipline of law, whilst others bring expertise on indigenous knowledge, climate, water, governance and philosophy to engage with law. Contributors include His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi, Head of State of Samoa, Sir Eddie Durie, Dame Anne Salmond, Pierre Calame and Adrian Macy. A number of scenarios are presented throughout the book for the realignment of global and local law to institutionalise responsibility for social, environmental and earth-centered equity.
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chapter Introduction / BETSAN MARTIN chapter 1 Ngā Pou Rāhui: respons able laws for water and climate / BETSAN MARTIN chapter 2 Reclaiming the global commons: towards earth trusteeship / KLAUS BOSSELMANN chapter 3 Responsibility, state and international law / PIERRE CALAME chapter 4 Public responsibility: a fundamental concept reflected throughout the ages; where did we lose the plot? / GAY MORGAN chapter 5 Confronting the insupportable: resources of the law of responsibility / ALAIN SUPIOT chapter 6 Responsibility and the transformative role of law / NEETU SHARMA chapter 7 The principle of responsibility in the global response to climate change: origins and evolution / ADRIAN MACEY chapter 8 An ethic of responsibility in Samoan customary law / HIS HIGHNESS TUI ATUA TUPUA TAMASESE TA'ISI EFI chapter 9 Indigenous law and responsible water governance / HON SIR EDWARD TAIHĀKUREI DURIE KNZM chapter 10 Governance of water based on responsible use - an elegant solution? / LINDA TE AHO chapter 11 Reflecting on landscapes of obligation, their making and tacit constitutionalisation: freshwater claims, proprietorship and "stewardship" / MARK HICKFORD chapter 12 Rivers as ancestors and other realities: governance of waterways in Aotearoa/New Zealand / DAME ANNE SALMOND chapter 13 The power and potential of the public trust: insight from Hawaiʻi's water battles and triumphs KAPUA SPROAT AND MAHINA TUTEUR chapter 14 From rights to responsibilities using legal personhood and guardianship for rivers / CATHERINE IORNS MAGALLANES chapter 15 Making law / GERALD TORRES.