Unification and solidarity within all sectors of a globalised society is extremely important when it comes to such matters as accessing solutions to climate change. Economic, scientific, and technological discussions are important, but they are not the only factors to consider. An ethical perspective is also necessary, and one that must be addressed with as much dynamism and deference as other components at the negotiating table. As the world’s religious faiths may be envisaged as treasure troves of wisdom in which common ethical principles may be garnered, it makes sense to utilise this wisdom in our search for a better world for this and future generations. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to analyse the relationship between religion and law, and to decide whether, in important social issues such as climate change, they should and/or could unite.
|Keywords:||Secularism, Secularisation, Law, Religion, Climate Change, Policy, Church and State|
PhD Candidate in International Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand