Life on Land

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| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Amanda Lange Salvia, Tony Wall

Life on Land: Bottom-Up Sustainability Conscientiousness

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Bottom-up sustainability conscientiousness is the life on land action to preserve the environment in the focal point of law, economics, and governance. Bottom-up instigated action derives from proceeding from the bottom or beginning of a hierarchy or process upward – hence it describes trends and actions that stem from individuals rather than governance, law, and regulations. The attention to natural behavioral laws plays a vital role for bottom-up action of individuals. The implementation of sustainability accounts for the most challenging contemporary global governance predicaments that seem to pit today’s against future generations in the trade-off of economic growth versus sustainability. As a novel angle toward sustainability, the Sustainable Development Goals are set out to implement sustainability around the globe on a large scale. The contemporary bottom-up implementation of sustainability is enabled via tax ethics to provide the necessary fiscal space;...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The New School, Department of EconomicsSchwartz Center for Economic Policy AnalysisNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Arts and SciencesColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Anabela Marisa Azul
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Neuroscience and Cell BiologyUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal