What Future For Future Generations


Published by the
Foundation for International Studies
at the University of Malta, Malta 1994, pp 324

Edited by
Emmanuel Agius & Salvino Busuttil



Contents Page
Foreword
Federico Mayor
ix
Preface
Salvino Busuttil & Emmanuel Agius
xi

African Regional Conference
Bequeathing Burdens and Benefits
Peter Serracino Inglott
1
UNEP’s Commitment:
Safeguarding the Interests of Future Generations
William H Mansfield III
13

Concerns
Images of the Future among Africans
Eldad M Tukahirwa
19
Impact of Demographic Increase on Wildebeest Species
Eric A Ndonga
27
Global and Long-Term Environment Issues:
What Future?
A Abdel-Rahman Megahed
33

Development
Conservation and Sustainable Development in Uganda
Festus D K Bagoora & J.K.W. Ofwono-Orecho
47
Population Growth, Agricultural Production and Resource Utilization
Charles K Brown
81

Responsibilities
Patenting Life:
Our Responsibilities Towards Present and Future Generations
Emmanuel Agius
99
Science, Technology and Intergenerational Responsibilities
J A Kapuya
119
Towards a New Vision of Africa’s Future
Alex R Tindimubona
131
Education, Information and Intergenerational Consciousness
Mary N Karanja
137

Malta International Conference
Extending Our Moral Sensibilities
Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
147
Protecting Our Common Future
Salvino Busuttil
151

Philosophical and Religious Aspects
Responsibilities Towards Future Generations:
Philosophical Reflections
Jan Van der Veken
155
World Religions and Intergenerational Responsibilities
Kenneth Cracknell
175
The Common Heritage of Mankind and Future Generations
Peter Serracino Inglott
193
What Do Future Generations Say to Us?
Allen Tough
199

Political, Legal, and Socio-Economic Concerns
Intergenerational Equity:
Legal and Institutional Implications
Alexander Timoshenko
207
A Role for Science:
Safeguarding the Interests and Rights of Future Generations
Sidney Holt
215
The Extension of Democracy to Posterity
Richard S Scorer
229
Future Generations and Socio-Economic Development:
Introducing the Long-Term Perspective
Paul Streeten
239

Science and Technological Aspects
Technology Assessment and the Interests of Future Generations
Max Börlin
267
Genetics and Biotechnology:
The Interests of Future Generations
Geoffrey Hamer
291

Appendixes
World Declaration on Our Responsibilities Towards Future Generations 305
A ‘Guardian’ for Future Generations
The Maltese Government’s Proposal
311
List of Contributors 317


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