This note is a part of my Zettelkasten. What is below might not be complete or accurate. It is also likely to change often.
When taking decisions on distribution of finite resources, it is important to keep fairness in mind. Fairness should be considered for not just humans, animals also.
These are some aspects of fairness to consider:
Inequality is a huge problem in the world and in India. When examining the cause and effect of unsustainable practices, we have to examine who is most responsible for the cause and who is effected the most by its effect. Ecological/Environmental Justice is an idea to address this disbalance.
Within one generation, how are different groups of people affected by unsustainable behaviour
We have to examine how our our actions going to effect future generations. In certain North American tribes, when taking a decision about the forest, they would imagine 7 generations of unborn children participating in that discussion and sharing their concerns. We often fall for the bias of Hyperbolic discounting when thinking about the effect of our actions (or inaction).