Notions of care for humans and more-than-humans appear at the margins of the sustainability transformations debate. This paper explores the merits of an ethics of care approach to sustainability transformations. It argues that more radical, transformative change can be fostered via three mutually reinforcing dimensions: a) ethically-informed practices; b) relational response-ability; and c) emotional awareness. This novel theoretical and methodological lens emphasizes the transformative potential of caring practices and as such extends the reach of the sustainability transformations debate.
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FunderEuropean Union?s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 674962. Additional support has been provided via a personal working grant funded by Kone Foundation, project identification no. 201801752
- Care ethics
- emotional awareness
- place-based practices
- relational response-ability
- sustainability transformations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law