The Buddhist Institute released a new publication entitled "Toward an Environmental
Ethic in Southeast Asia". The English-language publication is a summary of proceedings
from a seminar of the same name held last November in Phnom Penh.
The seminar brought together representatives from six Southeast Asian countries and
Sri Lanka. According to the publication's introduction, the seminar "focused
on moral-religious prespectives and initiatives on the environment and environmental
crisis in Southeast Asia as a means toward developing an environmental ethic for
The book is on sale at the Buddhist Institute for $20 and all proceeds will be used
to support the Institute's Environmental Ethics in Southeast Asia Project.