chapter  6
From environmental ethics to sustainable decision-making
WithRob de Vrind
Pages 12

The reader should understand the principles taken into consideration in sustainable decision-making, understand how to use the step-by-step tool to help with sustainable decision-making, and be aware of several methods of assessing the competing views of stakeholders. Huib Klamer points out that, when an environmental protection organisation has an eye only for the interests of the environment, without realising that other values are at stake too, in a sense they become fundamentalists. Draw up a transitional arrangement to enable the factory to start manufacturing in an as environmentally clean way as soon as possible. A sound policy and acting by it means finding a balance between all values at stake at a given time. Compassion turns an opponent into a human being and it is compassion that can overcome the distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’.