Dr Peter Doran is a lecturer at the School of Law at Queens University Belfast and a writer for the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Earth Negotiations Bulletin at UN negotiations. He is the author of A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Consumerism: Reclaiming the Mindful Commons (Routledge 2018).
By Peter Doran, Open Democracy
The questions posed by the ecological crises – notably the climate emergency - are a series of provocations. These questions drive us back not only to intimate connections between our actions and the fate of the earth and our atmosphere, but to the intimate realm of our attention and capacity to care both individually and collectively.