A Treaty on a Human Rights based approach to Sustainable Development Governance

In the preparatory process of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 in Rio De Janeiro (known as the Rio+20 Summit), I was invited to write a draft proposal for a Treaty on human rights for sustainable development. The text, distributed as the Peoples’ Sustainability Treaty On Rights for

The last paradigm? – deliberate visions on a sustainable world

  [Contribution to the book “Intellectual Topographies and the Making of Citizenship”] About the book The book “Intellectual Topographies and the Making of Citizenship” gathers together writings on the transformation of the intellectual and the challenges posed by citizenship against the backdrop of dismantling the Modernity project, the decline of

Knowledge is not enough for global prosperity (a rational argument for human equity in sustainable development)

Contribution to the panel discussion during the “Equity, equality and pathways towards sustainability” session of the Planet Under Pressure conference (26 – 29 March 2012, London) Equity seems to be an easy topic compared to all the other tackled at this conference. First: we don’t need new knowledge to argue

Deliberate Visions on a Sustainable World

[Paper presented at the Planet Under Pressure conference, London] Since the beginning of negotiations in the frame of sustainable development, deliberations have been morally grounded by making reference to two general ethical principles that are said to have a fundamental character: human equality and fair play. The principle of human

Rio+20 – Will we all be there for the same reason?

Join a Rio+20-related reflection on the need for a common understanding of the principle of the green economy as a criterion for sustainable development… Since the beginning of the global negotiations on sustainable development, their central  thematic concern has changed two times: from ‘environmental protection’ (Rio 1992) over ‘poverty eradication’ (Johannesburg 2002)

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