Developing our planetary plan with an 18th United Nations sustainable development goal : space environment

Show simple item record Losch, Andreas 2020-11-20T05:15:03Z 2020-11-20T05:15:03Z 2020-09
dc.description.abstract ‘Planetary sustainability’, as developed in this article, is a transitory term, marking the conceptional change from perceiving the Earth as a globe to recognising it rather as a planet. Although the traditional Brundtland sustainability definition comprises ecological, economic and social dimensions to perpetuate the fulfilment of humankind’s needs for the next generations, the planetary aspect of sustainability leads to the acknowledgement that there will be an end to human civilisation if humankind does not move into space sooner or later. Concerning space mining, this move might happen in our age. Given this fact, and the contemporary situation concerning space debris, ‘ethics of planetary sustainability’ as well asspace environment ethics are needed. It would also make sense to add an 18th Sustainable Development Goal called ‘Space Environment’ to the current 17 Global Goals, as a sort of a political demand to complete what then could better be called the ‘Planetary Plan’. CONTRIBUTION: The increasing economic use of outer space makes it necessary to include this domain in the sustainability discussion. The article calls for an 18th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal “Space Environment”, providing theological and philosophical reasoning for the need of an ethics of planetary sustainability. en_ZA
dc.description.department Church History and Church Policy en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Cogito Foundation and Crowd funding. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Losch, A., 2020, ‘Developing our Planetary Plan with an 18th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: Space Environment’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 76(1), a5951. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.issn 10.4102/hts.v76i1.5951
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainability en_ZA
dc.subject Planetary en_ZA
dc.subject Space en_ZA
dc.subject Earth en_ZA
dc.subject Environment en_ZA
dc.subject Heavens en_ZA
dc.subject Ecology en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainable development goals (SDGs) en_ZA
dc.title Developing our planetary plan with an 18th United Nations sustainable development goal : space environment en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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