Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Knowledge, responsibility and ethics of sustainability in view of the global change

Ignacio Ayestarán


This article explores the interrelationship among scientific
knowledge, ethical debates and the question of responsibility through sustainability thinking. In a globalising world which appears to be establishing itself, sustainability should form the basis for achieving a new ethics, shared on both a local and global scale. The sustainability culture should become an integral part in this process, in which the rights of future generations, of non-human species and global shared resources are taken into account. Sustainable culture is, in fact, an inevitable process that will involve changes in many of the established stances of society, science and ethics.

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