Slide 1: Environmental Ethics S.M.Vishwanath Slide 2: Ethics : The Principles of behavior that conduct governing an individual or a group has about what is right & wrong or good & bad.
Environment Ethics: Study of the ethical basis of environment or discussion of the ethical basis of environmental protection. Why need to study Environmental Ethics? : Why need to study Environmental Ethics? To overcome the following questions.
What are the environment damage produce by the present generation?
What values must be give up to slow such damage? Environmental Damage : Environmental Damage 1) Pollution:
2) Resource depletion:
Depletion of Species & Habits
Depletion of Fossil fuels etc.. The Ethical Values for Pollution Control : The Ethical Values for Pollution Control We should recognize our moral duty to protect the welfare not only a human beings, but also of other non-human parts of this system.
Usefulness of non-human world for human purposes.
Humans have no rights to reduce this richness & diversity expect to satisfy vital needs.
The ideological changes is mainly that of appreciating life quality, rather than to increase higher standard of living.
How much of the environment damages caused by several polluters should be counted as damage to my property . Ethical Values for Conserving depletable resources : Ethical Values for Conserving depletable resources Development that meets the needs of the present with comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Proper utilisation of resources i.e. the people should maintain Ecological balance.
We should adopt voluntary measures to conserve the resources.
If we are to preserve enough scarce resources, so that future generation can maintain their quality of life at a satisfactory level.
Human have altered the natural system of the earth. Environmental Ethics Principles : Environmental Ethics Principles We should have profound respect for nature.
We must maintain a harmonious relation with other species.
Everyone should take responsibility for this impact on nature.
Local & indigenous environmental knowledge should be respected.
We must plan for the long term. Conclusion : Conclusion We should follow the Environmental Ethical Values for our Welfare of the environment.
We are only the responsible for Environment damage.
We should love & respect the human as well as non human beings.