Introduction : A plea for rationality / Etienne Vermeersch
The Kyoto Protocol and its socio-ethical aspects / Raoul Weiler
Kyoto rise and shine / Florentin Krause
Equity in the greenhouse : how just is the Kyoto Protocol? / Wolfgang Sachs
The reponsibilities of the political animal during the Anthropocene / Hub Zwart
Kyoto and the ethics of flexibility / Jozef Keulartz
Ethics and sustainability : alternatives to today's model of "sustainable development" in neoconservative capitalist driven economics and societies / Riccardo Petrella.
The Kyoto Protocol became law in February 2005 - eight years after its conception as a framework for reducing emissions and a full four years after the United States abandoned it. But while President George W. Bush embarrassed much of the scientific community by challenging the veracity of the green-house effect, and thus the impetus for Kyoto, officials elsewhere expressed far different concerns. "Reading the Kyoto Protocol" explores their qualms and objections to everything from Kyoto's controversial policies on emissions trading to the question of a "post-Kyoto era." Contributors include internationally known philosophers, researchers, and environmentalists. (source: Nielsen Book Data)