Multiple conceptualizations of nature are key to inclusivity and legitimacy in global environmental governance

Environmental Science and Policy所収
Volume (Issue): 104
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Despite increasing scientific understanding of the global environmental crisis, we struggle to adopt the policies science suggests would be effective. One of the reasons for that is the lack of inclusive engagement and dialogue among a wide range of different actors. Furthermore, there is a lack of consideration of differences between languages, worldviews and cultures. In this paper, we propose that engagement across the science-policy interface can be strengthened by being mindful of the breadth and depth of the diverse human-nature relations found around the globe. By examining diverse conceptualizations of “nature” in more than 60 languages, we identify three clusters: inclusive conceptualizations where humans are viewed as an integral component of nature; non-inclusive conceptualizations where humans are separate from nature; and deifying conceptualizations where nature is understood and experienced within a spiritual dimension. Considering and respecting this rich repertoire of ways of describing, thinking about and relating to nature can help us communicate in ways that resonate across cultures and worldviews. This repertoire also provides a resource we can draw on when defining policies and sustainability scenarios for the future, offering opportunities for finding solutions to global environmental challenges.

著者:
Coscieme
Luca
da Silva Hyldmo
Håkon
Fernández-Llamazares
Álvaro
Palomo
Ignacio
H. Mwampamba
Tuyeni
Selomane
Odirilwe
Sitas
Nadia
Jaureguiberry
Pedro
Lim
Michelle
P. Barral
Maria
S. Farinaci
Juliana
Diaz-José
Julio
Ghosh
Sonali
Ojino
Joyce
Alassaf
Amani
N. Baatuuwie
Bernard
Balint
Lenke
Basher
Zeenatul
Boeraeve
Fanny
Budiharta
Sugeng
Chen
Ruishan
Desrousseaux
Maylis
Dowo
Gregory
Febria
Catherine
Ghazi
Houda
V. Harmáčková
Zuzana
Jaffe
Rodolfo
M. Kalemba
Mphatso
K. Lambini
Cosmas
P.S. Lasmana
Felicia
A.A. Mohamed
Assem
Niamir
Aidin
Pliscoff
Patricio
Sabyrbekov
Rahat
B. Shrestha
Uttam
Samakov
Aibek
A. Sidorovich
Anna
Thompson
Laura
Valle
Mireia
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