Welcome to the blog of the course and textbook Facing up to global warming: What is going on and what you can do about it. This course is run by Professor Nick Gray of the Trinity Centre for the Environment at Trinity College Dublin.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spiritual Dimensions of Sustainable Development – Project

Here is a very interesting and useful comment about Lecture/Chapter 2 of the new textbook  Facing up to Global Warming and thanks to Paul O'Gorman for sharing it:

"I like this fourth element in the economy-ecology-social nexus, which I found in “Spiritual Dimensions of Sustainable Development – Project” on the Earth Charter site. The inspiration for this project crystallized at the Earth Charter +10 Conference in Ahmedabad, India, which called for deepening the general understanding of sustainable development that considers sustainability based on distinct but interrelated ecological, social and economic dimensions. The former Dutch prime minister Ruud Lubbers stated: "We may even begin to speak about four ‘P's: People, Planet, Profit and ‘Pneuma' " Earth Charter International Council Co-Chair Steven C. Rockefeller commented: "There is a fourth pillar - the global ethical and spiritual consciousness that is awakening in civil society around the world and that finds expression in the Earth Charter. This global ethical consciousness is in truth the first pillar of a sustainable way of life, because it involves the internalization of the values of sustainable human development and provides the inspiration and motivation to act as well as essential guidance regarding the path to genuine sustainability."

To learn all about the Earth Charter access their information pack here.


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