Disease ecology at a crossroads : Man-made environments, human rights and perpetual development utopias.
International Conference on the Social Sciences and Medicine. Peebles GBR, 1996/09/02.
There is a growing body of critical literature on health, development and environmental sustainability in a world of finite resources and overburdened ecosystems.
The ethics of progress and perpetual development in pursuit of unlimited economic growth and ever-expanding markets are no longer viable, given the constraints imposed on the life-support systems of the biosphere and a finite resource base, which poses the most serious threat to life on Earth.
Despite increasing evidence of the linkages between economic growth and environmental deterioration and a rhetoric expressed in a growing body of laws, regulations, accords and global « agendas » at the national and international level, there are all too few success stories in reversing or even slowing down the current trends of ecosystem degradation and decreasing cultural and biological diversity.
On the contrary, there is evidence that environmental stress and deterioration are increasing, and the impact on the mental, physical and social health and well-being of populations is more significant now than in any previous time in history.
The fragmentation of countries, the rise of nationalism and ethnic conflict, the decimation of indigenous nations and human rights abuses are often closely interrelated with environmental degradation and development initiatives. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé et environnement, Hygiène, Mode de vie, Santé, Homme, Adaptation, Développement économique, Pollution
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health and environment, Hygiene, Life habit, Health, Human, Adaptation, Economic development, Pollution
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0397540
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 10/04/1997.