Does humanity have a moral obligation to emphasise nanotechnology's role in addressing the critical public health and environmental problems of our age? This well crafted book explores this idea by analysing the prospects for a macroscience nanotechnology-for-environmental sustainability project in areas such as food, water and energy supply, medicine, healthcare, peace and security. Developing and applying an innovative science-based view of natural law underpinning a global social contract, it considers some of the key scientific and governance challenges such a global project may face.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction 2. Nanoscience for a sustainable world : a goal or set of principles? 3. Obstacles to nanotechnology for environmental sustainability 4. Core normative components of a global NES project 5. Nanotechnology for sustainable food, water and housing 6. Equitable access to nanomedicines 7. Nanotechnology for global peace and security 8. Nanotechnology, climate change and renewable energy 9. Nanotechnology's moral culmination : a global artificial photosynthesis project.