An Implementation of Buddhist Environmental Ethics for Sustainable Development in Cambodia

Chim Phorst

Abstract


The subject of this research centers on the solution to environmental crises that Cambodia meets today caused by rapid technological developments. Various scientific and technological solutions are offered by empirical sciences. Yet these solutions are not sustainable, because new problems emerge to replace the existing ones. This paper argues that it is only through a change of consciousness that can affect a lasting solution. Buddhism is an important resource for environmental ethics, and Buddhist traditional environmental ethics is the most sustainable solution for minimizing our current environmental crises.


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