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Eco-ethica

Volume 5, 2016

Ethics and Environment / Éthique et environment

Jacob Dahl RendtorffOrcid-ID
Pages 59-77

Responsabilité et l'éthique de l'environnement
Vers une responsabilité technologique, politique et économique pour un développement durable de la nature et de la société

This paper demonstrates the importance of the concept of responsibility as the foundation of an ethics of the environment, in particular in the fields of politics and economics in the modem civilization marked by globalization and technological progress. We can indeed observe a moralization of responsibility going beyond a strict legal definition in the development of an ethics of the environment. Accordingly, the concept of responsibility for the environment and for sustainability is the key notion of international development in order to understand the ethical duty of a modem technological civilization.