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SMART Talks: How Can Confucian Values Respond to Climate Change?
Feb 17, 2022 05:03 PM

SMART Talks: How Can Confucian Values Respond to Climate Change?

Session Introduction: In addition to understanding the issues of science and policy surrounding climate change, it is important to factor in the cultural values that shape human behavior toward nature. Confucianism has been the primary ethical system in China from earlier times to the present, providing a wealth of resources for rethinking our relationship with the environment. How might these ancient values speak to the current challenges of climate change?

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of the Environment as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. She teaches in the joint MA program in religion and ecology and directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim.

About SMART Talks on Climate Change:

From devastating natural disasters to a global pandemic, the effects of climate change continue to be more pressing, extreme, and far-reaching than ever before. Through offering them the opportunity to converse with top scholars and key policy-makers in the field, our program aims to endow leaders of the next generation with useful insights to tackle the problem.

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