"Ecological integrity is concerned with protecting the planet ina holistic way, while respecting ethics and human rights. Over recent years it has been introduced directly and indirectly in several legal regimes, culminating in international law with the 2016 expanded remit of the International Criminal Court,which now includes "environmental disasters". This book celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG), which includes more than 250 scholars and independent researchers worldwide, from diverse disciplines, including ecology, biology, philosophy, epidemiology, public health, ecological economics, and international law. It reviews the role of ecological integrity across a number of fields through inter- and trans-disciplinary engagement on matters affecting and governing the sustainability of life for both present and future generations. These include, ethics, environmental disasters, crimes against humanity and environmental health, and how such issues can be subject to sound governance and be incorporated into international law. The book also looks forward to new applications of the concept of ecological integrity, such as crimes that result in the exploitation of natural resources and the illegal dispossession? of land."--Provided by publisher.
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part, I Ecological integrity, ethics and the law chapter Introduction The development of the Global Ecological Integrity Group's research and its future aims / Laura Westra Klaus Bosselmann chapter 1 The state versus the environment The ethical and legal implications for state non-action in protecting the foundations of life / Kathryn A. Gwiazdon chapter 2 Critical and analytical considerations on climatic ethics / Marco Ettore Grasso chapter 3 Addressing climate change in a digital age / Rose A. Dyson chapter 4 Funding policy choices Tax and global financial secrecy / Michelle Gallant chapter 5 Bruno Latour on ecology and Christian religion / Philippe Crabbé part, II Public health, environmental disasters and crimes against humanity chapter 6 Reforming reparations for mass human rights abuses A Canadian model / Kathleen Mahoney chapter 7 The struggle over the Dakota Access Pipeline in the context of Native American history / Joseph W. Dellapenna chapter 8 Navigating complexity, promoting health Insights from the emergence of 'Ecohealth' and 'One Health' / Colin L. Soskolne Martin J. Bunch Colin D. Butler Margot W. Parkes chapter 9 Trading health A community health impact assessment perspective of the Trans-Pacific Partnership / Robert Rattle Laura Tomie chapter 10 Indirect health effects consequent to the Fukushima nuclear accident of 11 March 2011 / Yuliya Lyamzina chapter 11 Civil society preventing environmental disasters / Anne Venton chapter 12 A global update on the ambit of unconventional gas mining and an alternative framework for mediating energy demands / Janice Gray part, III New challenges to global governance chapter 13 The reactionary turn in American environmental policy The Trump effect / Sheila D. Collins chapter 14 Moving from environmental law to ecological law Frameworks, priorities and strategies / Geoffrey Garver chapter 15 Achieving traction for ethics in environmental policy-making / Donald A. Brown chapter 16 Planet ocean and marine protected areas An Opportunity for Ecological Commons Governance / Prue Taylor part, IV The future of ecological integrity chapter 17 Towards world federalism for international peace and a sustainable environment / Peter Venton chapter 18 A utopian democratic revolution to overcome flawed democracy and ecological catastrophe / Donato Bergandi chapter 19 Can the philanthropic imperative enhance international health care? / Paul Carrick chapter 20 The uses of poetry to effect positive climate-change policy / Joan Gibb Engel chapter 21 Can the Earth Charter movement be renewed? The covenantal promise of the Earth Charter movement / J. Ronald Engel chapter Conclusion The ever-increasing importance of ecological integrity in international and national law / Klaus Bosselmann.