【Opinion】Martin Palmer: culture and faith can guide drylands environmental governance

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Martin Palmer: culture and faith can guide drylands environmental governance


By Martin Palmer


Abstract:

Martin Palmer, the world-renowned sinologist elaborated the connection between culture and nature by using examples from Taoism and Buddhism. Since ancient time, Chinese people respect and worship nature. How the nature was appreciated in the past can be the guidance of today’s environmental governance. Drylands and oasis are like the Yin and Yang of the world, only when they are balanced, can human and nature live in harmony.


Key words: culture; faith; nature; environmental governance


Organizing Committee for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and Drylands Dialogue Martin Palmer: culture and faith can guide drylands environmental governance. Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development, Vol.5 No.2, January 2022, ISSN2749-9065