Taoist Ecology in the Context of the Global Climate Crisis


  • Fan Guangchun


The major principles of Taoism are a reverence for life and conforming to the laws of nature. These are also principles of the ecological movement. They come from Laozi’s non-human centered theory. This paper contends that Taoism has an important contribution to environmental ethics. Today Taoists actively devote themselves to protecting the environment and are respected by international organizations including the United Nations.

Author Biography

Fan Guangchun

Shaanxi Academy of Social Sciences, China