Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Looking beyond anthropocentrism to mitigate climate change: Striving for earth jurisprudence
Author(s): Shelley Ghosh
Abstract: Inspite of several attempts being made to reconcile human ends with environmental well being, human needs have always jeopardized the health of the natural environment. Carbon emission in the atmosphere affecting the oceans and biodiversity, deforestation, soil erosion, vanishing wetlands and host of other environmental concerns are now at the tip of the neck from where we can hardly find ways to revert back. Therefore time has come to embrace upon new environmental jurisprudence in order to reduce our ecological fallacy. Climate change has emerged as the world’s most pressing issue. The overall initiatives being taken for climate change adaptation has not made much effective progress on the formulation of adaptation strategies to effectively address the need. The paper critically accesses the fallout of the present environmental jurisprudence in its endeavor to mitigate climate change crisis and thereafter revamp upon newer radical concept of wild law vis-à-vis Earth Jurisprudence to effectively redress the climatic fiasco.