Facing Climate Change: Reflection on Taoism and Its Possible Contributions to Responses to Sea Level Rise
This research paper provides an innovative view of the responses to today’s rising sea levels suggesting that we require holistic thinking and actions involving multiple paradigms of knowledge and addressing a variety of layers of practices in the social system. This research explores how a holistic approach such as Taoism can be applied to the field of water management as a response to the rising sea level. This will be addressed through a comparative analysis of the policies dealing with the crisis of rising sea levels in the Netherlands and Taiwan, respectively. In order to do so, I would suggest to create a new space for dialogue between the western and the eastern philosophies embedded in the policies in order to promote multi-culture learning.
|Keywords||Climate change, Sea level rise, Laozi, Tao, Taoism, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Water management, Sustainable development, Sustainability, Change within, Spirituality, Multi-culture learning, Eastern philosophy, Cognitive Justice, Post-development|
|Thesis Advisor||Salih, Mohamed|
|Series||Politics of Alternative Development (PAD)|
Chen, Tinyu. (2009, January). Facing Climate Change: Reflection on Taoism and Its Possible Contributions to Responses to Sea Level Rise. Politics of Alternative Development (PAD). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/6573