Publisher description for Should trees have standing? : and other essays on law, morals, and the environment / by Christopher D. Stone.


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In this influential work, Stone argues that special guardians be empowered to speak for the "voiceless" elements in nature, in effect, to give legal standing in the court of law to endangered species and threatened forests.

The 25th anniversary edition features an additional collection of his most influential writings:
BL How to Heal the Planet
BL The Convention on Biological Diversity
BL Should We Establish a Guardian to Speak for Future Generations?
BL An Environmental Ethic for the 21st Century

A new Introduction and Epilogue, "Trees" at Twenty-Five, narrate the reception of the Should Trees Have Standing? thesis in various countries, and appraise the present state of the environmental movement.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Nature conservation -- Law and legislation.
Environmental law.
Nature conservation -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Environmental protection -- Moral and ethical aspects.