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Title (Primary) Should we care about the needs of non-humans? Needs assessment: a tool for environmental conflict resolution and sustainable organization of living beings
Author Jolibert, C.; Max-Neef, M.; Rauschmayer, F.; Paavola, J.;
Journal Environmental Policy and Governance
Year 2011
Department UPOL;
Volume 21
Issue 4
Language englisch;
Keywords human needs theory; non-human; environmental conflict; needs; satisfiers
Abstract
This article extends the Human-scale Development methodology to include non-humans. We found this wider approach to be helpful in analysing the conflict of interest between fish farming and otter protection in the Natural Reserve of the Sado River estuary in Portugal.
Our analysis of this environmental conflict goes beyond the anthropocentric view restricted to human needs to include all stakeholder needs, i.e. both human and non-human ‘actants’. The needs-based analysis aims to ensure that local development strategies are more sustainable,
improving interactions between all living beings, not just humans.
ID 11495
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=11495
Jolibert, C., Max-Neef, M., Rauschmayer, F., Paavola, J. (2011):
Should we care about the needs of non-humans? Needs assessment: a tool for environmental conflict
resolution and sustainable organization of living beings
Environ. Policy Gov. 21 (4), 259 - 269