Some would say that ethical perspectives on water management are not important or that they do not bring any added value. This text on water ethics claims the opposite; it brings ethical values and principles to bear on current water issues to provide solutions that improve the chances of positive outcomes for all concerned. Ethical concerns come into play in, for example, managing the availability of water and its market value, as a question of economic ethics and of fair access; technical innovation in relation to extraction, treatment and delivery of water includes innovation ethics; managing water conflicts [...] The text, authored by an international group of experts and approved by the Globethics.net Board of Foundation, shows how ethical values can facilitate the handling of issues and conflicts related to water in an effective, sustainable and inclusive manner. As such the text is a contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
This declaration was developed by the Globethics.net online workgroup 'Ethics in Politics', especially by Ambassador Dr. Benoit Girardin, Switzerland, with Ambassador Prof. Osvaldo Agatiello, Argentina, and Prof. Sangeeta Sharma, India. The Globethics.net Board of Foundation acknowledged the declaration on 23 October 2010
Principles on Sharing Values across Cultures and Religions
In a time where different knowledge systems progress in close contact, sharing values effectively is crucial in order to steer clear of misunderstanding and conflict, and find common solutions to the most pressing issues affecting populations worldwide. Globethics.net, held its Third International Conference in 2009 on how to best share values across cultures and religions. Participants laid out the present methodological Principles for a truly transformative dialogue on values. These principles will hopefully inspire institutions and professionals in the field, as well as contribute to the global debate on interreligious and intercultural ethics.
Ethics in the Information Society: the Nine 'P's
A Discussion Paper for the WSIS+10 Process 2013-2015
The global ethics network Globethics.net calls in this discussion paper for value-based decisions and actions for the development of information, communication and knowledge. It is based on seven core values: equity, freedom, care and compassion, participation, sharing, sustainability and responsibility. These values are exemplified on nine core topics of the information and knowledge society, the "Nine P's": principles, participation, people, profession, privacy, piracy, protection, power and policy. The Globethics.net Board of Foundation discussed and acknowledged the issue paper on 5 May 2013. Globethics.net invites all interested and concerned persons and institutions to discuss it and send their feedback and proposals for improvements to the Executive Director Christoph Stückelberger: email@example.com. Website: www.globethics.net.
Globethics.net Principles on Equality and Inequality for a Sustainable Economy
Endorsed by the Global Ethics Forum 2014 with Results from Ben Africa Conference 2014
The Global Ethics Forum (GEF) Conference 2014 in Bangalore (India) called for more Equality in an Unequal World. The conference participants elaborated and endorsed in plenary sessions and eleven workgroups the following declaration on Principles on Equality and Inequality for a Sustainable Economy proposed by the Globethics.net.
Religions for Climate Justice International Interfaith. Statements 2008-2014
Religions and Faith communities on all continents are engaged for life and Climate Justice since many years. The common threat of humanity leads to clear interfaith calls to politicians to act more courageously. In this publication, nine international and interfaith statements from 2008 to September 2014 are collected.