A few months ago, I was reading Avner De-Shalit’s Why Posterity Matters: Environmental Policies and Future Generations.As the title suggests, it’s about intergenerational justice – the moral obligations we have, as people living today, to future generations. The specific question he tackles is: do we have a moral obligation to preserve the environment for future people?
OLH Tag: Biodiversity
This is a short introductory video to biodiversity. The term ‘biological diversity ‘was used first by wildlife scientist and conservationist Raymond F. Dasmann in 1968, where he advocated conservation. And the term ‘biodiversity’ first appeared in a publication in 1988 when entomologist
E. O. Wilson used it as a title.
Some of the Explore ID students took a look into intensive farming and its effect on biodiversity.
Through June and July this year, I participated in the online learning experience ‘Explore ID: COVID-19, Complex Problems, and Interdisciplinarity’. This course delivered by LIS brought together 53 students from around the world, applying an interdisciplinary approach to learn about and respond to some of the challenges the world faces due to the pandemic.
Venturing outside our comfort zone we recognise that if we ever want to promote ‘sustainable development’ we must first learn how to sustain and develop our listening skills, and our ability to participate in true dialogues.