Justifying Soil Protection and Sustainable Soil Management: Creation-Ethical, Legal and Economic Considerations

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dc.contributor.authorHansjuergens, Bernd
dc.contributor.authorLienkamp, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorMoeckel, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:13:54Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:13:54Z-
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/10802-
dc.description.abstractFertile soils form an important basis for survival for humans, but also for animals, plants and ecosystems, on which all terrestrial organisms rely. Soil is not only of central importance to the global provision of food and in the fight against hunger; climate, biological diversity and water bodies are also highly dependent on soil quality. Soil conservation is therefore a decisive factor in the survival of humanity. Pope Francis also emphasized this in his encyclical ``Laudato si'''. However, increasing pressure is being exerted on soils, which poses an enormous challenge to the international community and thus also to the church. Against this background, in this article, which is based on a Memorandum of the German Bishops' Working Group on Ecological Issues, arguments and justifications for soil protection and sustainable soil management are developed from different angles-from a creation-ethical, a legal, and an economic perspective. All three perspectives point in the same direction, namely that in the use of soils public interests that serve the society and the environment should be given priority over private interests. These arguments may serve as an important reference point in political and societal debates about soils, and may support strategies for sustainable soil management.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.relation.ispartofSUSTAINABILITY
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL LAND-USE
dc.subjectcreation ethics
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectEnvironmental Studies
dc.subjectGerman Constitutional Law
dc.subjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology
dc.subjectjustifying soil protection
dc.subjectLaudato si'
dc.subjectproperty rights
dc.subjectScience & Technology - Other Topics
dc.subjectsustainable soil management
dc.titleJustifying Soil Protection and Sustainable Soil Management: Creation-Ethical, Legal and Economic Considerations
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su10103807
dc.identifier.isiISI:000448559400449
dc.description.volume10
dc.description.issue10
dc.identifier.eissn20711050
dc.publisher.placeST ALBAN-ANLAGE 66, CH-4052 BASEL, SWITZERLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationSustainability
dcterms.oaStatusgold
crisitem.author.deptFB 03 - Erziehungs- und Kulturwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb03-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidLiAn608-
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