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Nanotechnology: Toward the Sustainocene

Nanotechnology Toward the Sustainocene

Editor(s): Thomas Faunce (1958-2019)

While the sustainability of our world is being endangered or destroyed by the misguided activities of artificial human entities, real people have begun to expand their moral sympathies sufficiently to prioritize protecting our world’s interests. They have developed a new technology - nanotechnology - that has the potential to advance human society toward a period of long-term sustainability, termed "the Sustainocene". This book comprises chapters by experts in various fields of nanotechnology and in related areas of governance under the theme of how nanotechnology can assist in the creation of the Sustainocene. The book will appeal to anyone involved in nanotechnology, macromolecular science, public policy related to sustainability, renewable energy, and climate change.

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Centre: CIPL

Research theme: Health, Law and Bioethics

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Nanotechnology for a Sustainable World: Global Artificial Photosynthesis as Nanotechnology's Moral Culmination

Author(s): Thomas Faunce (1958-2019)

Does humanity have a moral obligation to emphasise nanotechnology’s role in addressing the critical public health and environmental problems of our age? This well-crafted book explores this idea by analysing the prospects for a macroscience nanotechnology-for-environmental sustainability project in areas such as food, water and energy supply, medicine, healthcare, peace and security. Developing and applying an innovative science-based view of natural law underpinning a global social contract, it considers some of the key scientific and governance challenges such a global project may face.

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Research theme: Health, Law and Bioethics

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