Environmental Ethics (4)

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Outline attempts that have been made to conserve the living environment, and explain why some people believe that these have become necessary.

Conservation efforts could include some of the following:

  • conservation of wetlands, forests and seas
  • projects fuel efficiency; alternatives to fossil fuels; improved energy efficiency
  • safeguarding from toxic chemicals / poor air quality
  • recycling / recovery of waste
  • animal protection aimed at halting and reversing destruction of the natural environment
  • specific reference to the work of bodies like the European Environment Agency; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; the UN Environment Programme; Friends of the Earth; Greenpeace

These have become necessary through the effects of pollution / global warming, etc. These could be explained in two ways, either or both of which would be appropriate:

  • aesthetic, moral, religious, scientific reasons, particularly prudential ones of ensuring the survival of the earth and its species
  • specific reasons based in climate change, deforestation, loss of


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