Global Ethics and Global Governance in the Noosphere

Clément Vidal

University of California Berkeley

This essay explores ways to extend the concept of planetary health in the context of the major planetary evolutionary transition humans are embedded in. I argue that planetary health can be naturally extended to a fully planetary scale, including geo- bio- techno- and noo-spheres issues. I show the need and importance for ethics and governance to become global, and I give some examples of physiological and psychological health issues from a planetary perspective.

Keywords: planetary health, international relations, noosphere, global governance, global ethics, Earth Systems Science, Gaia theory, major evolutionary transition

Planetary health series

Panel (Evan Barba, Eleni Charoupia, Sally Sutherland, and Clément Vidal)

Posted September 2022

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