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Environmental Ethics

A.K. Shrivastava (Author)
Synopsis This volume spells out the implicit linkage between environment and non-violence. It explains the adverse effects of violence on environment and also on ongoing processes of sustainable development. It includes war between the countries, terrorism, crime, violence against women and girls or children, domestic violence, cruelty against animals, violence against geo-biodiversity, natural and man-made disaster at large. It discusses the cost of war, terrorism, violence, crime or destructive that forces to divert the developmental action to emergency assistance and there are evidences when the resources for emergency aid have fallen short of propels needs. The fund allocation and the development process that could have been available for long term development have been shifted to help alleviate the human cost or war and other violence. It also addresses about the ecological unbalance and loss of environment in terms of global warming, ozone depletion, heaviest and hazardous pollution in the society and tried to find out the ways to control these hidden killers from the international development agendas, epics and broadly accepted religious books of different community. Violence against the country, against the society or against the community is the most pervasive violation of not only the human rights but also to environmental norms in the world today and its forms both subtle and blatant and its impact on development profound. This book suggest the ways to control the violence for the sake of environment and for maintaining peace and also for ensuring better quality of man's as well as organism's life.
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About the author

A.K. Shrivastava

Prof. A.K. Shrivastava is chairman of the Council for Training and Research in Ecology and Environment, New Delhi. The CTREE, founded by Prof. Shrivastava, Structured “Environment Auditing / Environment Impact Assessment in a course frame, for the first time in India. The course was inaugurated in the year ’98 by the then Minister of Environment & Forests, Government of India Sri Suresh Prabhu. Under the academic guidance of Prof. Shrivastava, more than one hundred and sixty participants were imparted short term training programme in the stream of Environment Auditing and Environment Impact Assessment, among those corporate executives, environmental Scientists and engineers, corporate bodies, senior forest officers and agriculturists can be underlined. Besides the training programme, he is currently providing expert consultancy to the government departments, corporate bodies and NGO’s in the matters of ecology and environment. As chief executive of the CTREE, Prof. Shrivastava has also worked as consultant / monitor / project evaluator with the Ministry of Environment and Forests / Ministry of Rural development, Govt. of India / Corporate bodies / and NGO’s as well. He has participated in various national and international seminars and conferences and addressed on the topic of management, eco-consumerism, environment and sustainability. He is author of several books on environment and management. He is found chief of National Council for Registration of Environmental Auditors (NCREA, India); Institute of Environmental Auditors & Impact Assessors, (IEAIA), India).

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Title Environmental Ethics
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176485977
length xii+466p., Appendix; Index; 23cm.