3.5.1 Micro-level analysis
The micro-level analysis, as described by Georges Enderle in the article “Exploring and Conceptualizing International Business Ethics”, is a philosophical perspective that identifies the individual person as the prime locus of morality” (Enderle, 2014). The micro-level will be explored from two perspectives. As mentioned earlier, since Greenpeace India is involved in a variety of different campaigns, its specific mission against the reduction of coal mining is explored in greater detail here (with regards to those involved).
The first is the perspective of the common individual living in India. As of 2017, there are approximately 1,341,542,007 people living in India (Worldometers.info, 2017) …show more content…
If Greenpeace India was to succeed in their goal of shutting down as many coal mining facilities as possible, many workers risk losing their jobs and arguably, their only source of income for themselves and their families. Although at the same time, environmentalists can counter-argue that these individuals are most at danger die to their extremely close proximity to the dangerous emissions.
Generally speaking, the Indian people could possibly engage in peaceful demonstrations to make their feeling known to their governments as well as raise awareness of the issue to others in the country who may not be as alert to the dangers that surround them. For example in the case of Greenpeace India, local citizens could, for example, pressurize the …show more content…
Since it conducts its operations in India, Greenpeace India is obliged to follow the regulations as described in the Constitution of India as well as common laws specified by the national government. As seen in the case of their blocked accounts as a result of governmental accusations towards FCRA violations, the NGO has very little freedom to act directly against the government.
However, as mentioned earlier, Greenpeace is a global organization with a massive following all over the world. If the group is able to reach as many people as possible and encourage them to pressurize the Indian government into unblocking their financial accounts in order for them to continue campaigning the closing down of coal energy manufacturing facilities, the Indian government might be willing to accept a sort of compromise. Greenpeace could also focus more resources towards raising awareness about the extreme dangers of coal plant emissions to other citizens as well as other governments themselves.