Climate Ethics

This collection gathers a set of seminal papers from the emerging area of ethics and climate change.

Climate Ethics

Author: Stephen Gardiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199750580

Page: 368

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This collection gathers a set of seminal papers from the emerging area of ethics and climate change. Topics covered include human rights, international justice, intergenerational ethics, individual responsibility, climate economics, and the ethics of geoengineering. Climate Ethics is intended to serve as a source book for general reference, and for university courses that include a focus on the human dimensions of climate change. It should be of broad interest to all those concerned with global justice, environmental science and policy, and the future of humanity.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

Nature Climate Change 5(11): 971–973. Callahan, D. 2009. “Ethics and
Population.” Hastings Center Report 39(3): 11–13. Caney, S. 2010. “Climate
Change, Human Rights, and Moral Thresholds.” In Climate Ethics: Essential
Readings (New ...

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

Author: Anna C. Mastroianni

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190245190

Page: 944

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Natural disasters and cholera outbreaks. Ebola, SARS, and concerns over pandemic flu. HIV and AIDS. E. coli outbreaks from contaminated produce and fast foods. Threats of bioterrorism. Contamination of compounded drugs. Vaccination refusals and outbreaks of preventable diseases. These are just some of the headlines from the last 30-plus years highlighting the essential roles and responsibilities of public health, all of which come with ethical issues and the responsibilities they create. Public health has achieved extraordinary successes. And yet these successes also bring with them ethical tension. Not all public health successes are equally distributed in the population; extraordinary health disparities between rich and poor still exist. The most successful public health programs sometimes rely on policies that, while improving public health conditions, also limit individual rights. Public health practitioners and policymakers face these and other questions of ethics routinely in their work, and they must navigate their sometimes competing responsibilities to the health of the public with other important societal values such as privacy, autonomy, and prevailing cultural norms. This Oxford Handbook provides a sweeping and comprehensive review of the current state of public health ethics, addressing these and numerous other questions. Taking account of the wide range of topics under the umbrella of public health and the ethical issues raised by them, this volume is organized into fifteen sections. It begins with two sections that discuss the conceptual foundations, ethical tensions, and ethical frameworks of and for public health and how public health does its work. The thirteen sections that follow examine the application of public health ethics considerations and approaches across a broad range of public health topics. While chapters are organized into topical sections, each chapter is designed to serve as a standalone contribution. The book includes 73 chapters covering many topics from varying perspectives, a recognition of the diversity of the issues that define public health ethics in the U.S. and globally. This Handbook is an authoritative and indispensable guide to the state of public health ethics today.

Climate Justice

He takes an interdisciplinary research approach to issues of energy, climate
change, and sustainable development with applications to ... Her research
interests include ecological economics, ethics and economics, and feminist
economics.

Climate Justice

Author: Ravi Kanbur

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198813244

Page: 288

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Climate justice requires sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly. It brings together justice between generations and justice within generations. In particular it requires that attempts to address justice between generations through various interventions designed to curb greenhouse emissions today do not end up creating injustice in our time by hurting the currently poor and vulnerable. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) summit in September 2015, and the Conference of Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris in December 2015, brought climate change and its development impact centre stage in global discussions. In the run up to Paris, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Climate Change, instituted the Climate Justice Dialogue "to mobilize political will and creative thinking to shape an ambitious and just international climate agreement in 2015". The editors of this volume, an economist and a philosopher, served on the High Level Advisory Committee of the Climate Justice Dialogue. They noted the overlap and mutual enforcement between the economic and philosophical discourses on climate justice. But they also noted the great need for these strands to come together to support the public and policy discourse. Climate Justice: Integrating Economics and Philosophy is the result. Bringing together contributions from economists and philosophers, Climate Justice illustrates the different approaches, how they overlap and interact, and what they have already learned from each other and might still have to learn.

Environmental Ethics

Chapter 8: The ethics of climate change Donald Brown et al., White Paper on the
Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change (Philadelphia: Rock Ethics Institute, 2006)
. Stephen M. Gardiner, Simon Caney, Dale Jamieson, and Henry Shue (eds), ...

Environmental Ethics

Author: Robin Attfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198797168

Page: 137

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Introduces environmental ethics, exploring the values involved in issues such as pollution, habitat loss, and climate change, and considering the different groups involved, including the attitudes of the world's religions to environmental stewardship

Debating Climate Ethics

Stephen M. Gardiner and David A. Weisbach present arguments for and against the relevance of ethics to global climate policy.

Debating Climate Ethics

Author: David A. Weisbach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199996482

Page: 280

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In this volume, Stephen M. Gardiner and David A. Weisbach present arguments for and against the relevance of ethics to global climate policy. Gardiner argues that climate change is fundamentally an ethical issue, since it is an early instance of a distinctive challenge to ethical action (the perfect moral storm), and ethical concerns (such as with justice, rights, political legitimacy, community and humanity's relationship to nature) are at the heart of many of the decisions that need to be made. Consequently, climate policy that ignores ethics is at risk of "solving" the wrong problem, perhaps even to the extreme of endorsing forms of climate extortion. This is especially true of policy based on narrow forms of economic self-interest. By contrast, Weisbach argues that existing ethical theories are not well suited to addressing climate change. As applied to climate change, existing ethical theories suffer from internal logical problems and suggest infeasible strategies. Rather than following failed theories or waiting indefinitely for new and better ones, Weisbach argues that central motivation for climate policy is straightforward: it is in their common interest for people and nations to agree to policies that dramatically reduce emissions to prevent terrible harms.

Philosophy in the Age of Science

the philosophy of climate science (e.g. Winsberg, 2018), climate ethics (e.g.
Gardiner, 2011), climate justice (e.g. Meyer & Sanklecha, 2017) and climate
scepticism (e.g. Oreskes & Conway, 2010) – in great detail. Instead, in this
chapter, I aim ...

Philosophy in the Age of Science

Author: Julia Hermann

Publisher:

ISBN: 1538142848

Page: 224

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This book brings together well-known philosophers to examine how philosophy can and should contribute to our understanding of today's world and the challenges that it faces. --Jeroen de Ridder, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Global Justice Natural Resources and Climate Change

Gardiner, Stephen M. & David A. Weisbach. 2016. Debating Climate Ethics.
Oxford Scholarship Online: Oxford University Press. Garvey, James. 2008. The
Ethics of Climate Change: Right and Wrong in a Warming World. London:
Continuum.

Global Justice  Natural Resources  and Climate Change

Author: Megan Blomfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198791739

Page: 272

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To address climate change fairly, many conflicting claims over natural resources must be balanced against one another. This has long been obvious in the case of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas sinks including the atmosphere and forests; but it is ever more apparent that responses to climate change also threaten to spur new competition over land and extractive resources. This makes climate change an instance of a broader, more enduring and - for many - all too familiar problem: the problem of human conflict over how the natural world should be cared for, protected, shared, used, and managed. This work develops a new theory of global egalitarianism concerning natural resources, rejecting both permanent sovereignty and equal division, which is then used to examine the problem of climate change. It formulates principles of resource right designed to protect the ability of all human beings to satisfy their basic needs as members of self-determining political communities, where it is understood that the genuine exercise of collective self-determination is not possible from a position of significant disadvantage in global wealth and power relations. These principles are used to address the question of where to set the ceiling on future greenhouse gas emissions and how to share the resulting emissions budget, in the face of conflicting claims to fossil fuels, climate sinks, and land. It is also used to defend an unorthodox understanding of responsibility for climate change as a problem of global justice, based on its provenance in historical injustice concerning natural resources.

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute

In today ' s tough regulatory climate , ethics and compliance issues raised by
employees or business partners cannot fall through the cracks . Irrespective of
the channel through which the issue was raised , the issue must be recorded ...

Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute

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Climate Ethics

In the first part of the book the authors provide an accessible account of the basics of climate change, demystifying the complicated terminology that so often hinders a proper understanding of the subject.

Climate Ethics

Author: Joerg Tremmel

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857735977

Page: 256

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Climate change is perhaps the most important issue of our time and yet the international measures necessary to mitigate it have not been implemented. Given the urgency of the problem, why has so little been done? Climate Ethics identifies the reasons behind this crucial paradox and outlines a way forward. In the first part of the book the authors provide an accessible account of the basics of climate change, demystifying the complicated terminology that so often hinders a proper understanding of the subject. In the second part, they explore the complex ethical and moral questions that need to be addressed if long-term solutions to climate change are to be realised. What moral responsibility do we have to future generations? How should we share out emission rights? Do we take into account past emissions? What is the fairest approach to the politics of climate change on a global scale? An original and timely engagement with one of the most pressing problems facing us and future generations.

A Perfect Moral Storm

Second, the present generation is tempted to pass the problem on to future generations.

A Perfect Moral Storm

Author: Stephen M. Gardiner

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195379446

Page: 489

View: 116

Climate change is a global problem that is predominantly an intergenerational conflict, and which takes place in a setting where our ethical impulses are weak. This "perfect moral storm" poses a profound challenge to humanity. This book explains how the "perfect storm" metaphor makes sense of our current malaise, and why a better ethics can help see our way out.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics

Author: Stephen M. Gardiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199941335

Page: 593

View: 158

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

Global Ethics on Climate Change

It shows that in its tenets and practices, Daoism articulates ideas that emphasize
conservation, envision a post-consumerist existence and inform a climate ethics,
which can help with the cultural adaptations that are now necessary for a ...

Global Ethics on Climate Change

Author: Martin Schonfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317967348

Page: 132

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The volatility of climate change is increasing. It is bad news, and many climatologists, policy analysts and environmental groups regard the West as the largest contributor to the problems caused by climate change. This book raises questions concerning the systemic and cultural reasons for Western countries’ unwillingness to bear full responsibility for their carbon emissions. Is the Western paradigm failing? Can other cultures offer solutions? Are there alternatives for designing a better future? Just as the roots of the problem of climate change are cultural, the solution must be too. The contributors to Global Ethics on Climate Change explore cultural alternatives. This differs from conventional climate ethics, which tends to address the crisis with utilitarian, legalistic, and analytic tools. The authors in this volume doubt whether such paradigm patches will work. It may be time to think outside the box and consider non-Western insights about the good life, indigenous wisdom on being-in-the-world, and new ideas for civil evolution. This book is an examination of candidates for a Plan B. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Global Ethics.

Climate Change Ethics

This book examines why thirty-five years of discussion of human-induced warming has failed to acknowledge fundamental ethical concerns, and subjects climate change’s most important policy questions to ethical analysis.

Climate Change Ethics

Author: Donald A. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415625718

Page: 271

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Climate change is now the biggest challenge faced by humanity worldwide and ethics is the crucial missing component in the debate about what to do about this enormous threat. This book examines why thirty-five years of discussion of human-induced warming has failed to acknowledge fundamental ethical concerns, and subjects climate change’s most important policy questions to ethical analysis. This book examines why ethical principles have failed to gain traction in policy formation and recommends specific strategies to ensure that climate change policies are consistent with ethical principles. Because climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution and given that many nations refuse participation due to perceived inequities in proposed international solutions, this book explains why ensuring that nations, sub-national governments, organizations, businesses and individuals acknowledge and respond to their ethical obligations is both an ethical and practical mandate. This book is the first of its kind to go beyond a mere account of relevant ethical questions to offer a pragmatic guide on how to make ethical principles influential in formulating the world’s response to climate change. Written by Donald A. Brown, a leading voice in the field, it should be of interest to policy makers, and those studying environmental policy, climate change policy, international relations, environmental ethics and philosophy.

A Behavioral Study of CPA Ethics

In the previous section we found that climate does not affect the ethical violation
rate in old and well - established firms . Since stratified firms are predominantly
old and well - established , it is not surprising to find that the correlation between
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A Behavioral Study of CPA Ethics

Author: Stephen E. Loeb

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 550

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The Ethics of Global Climate Change

chapter 14 Human rights, climate change, and the trillionth ton Henry Shue The
desultory, almost leisurely approach of most of the world's national states to ...
Climate Ethics: Essential Readings (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010),
200.

The Ethics of Global Climate Change

Author: Denis G. Arnold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139501003

Page:

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Global climate change is one of the most daunting ethical and political challenges confronting humanity in the twenty-first century. The intergenerational and transnational ethical issues raised by climate change have been the focus of a significant body of scholarship. In this new collection of essays, leading scholars engage and respond to first-generation scholarship and argue for new ways of thinking about our ethical obligations to present and future generations. Topics addressed in these essays include moral accountability for energy consumption and emissions, egalitarian and libertarian perspectives on mitigation, justice in relation to cap and trade schemes, the ethics of adaptation and the ethical dimensions of the impact of climate change on nature.

Climate Change Policy

... adopting one ' ethical position or another and concluded that ' While . . . the “
revealed ethics ” of the marketplace have limited applicability to climate policy ,
leaving climate ethics up to elites and philosopher - kings is similarly
inappropriate ...

Climate Change Policy

Author: Colin Robinson

Publisher: Inst of Economic Affairs

ISBN:

Page: 161

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There is Currently a consensus amongst the political establishment - and amongst the intellectual communities that feed ito it - ththat detailed and wide-ranging government intervention is necessary to combat the effects of climate change. This monograph challenges that consensus. The authors look in detail at a number of the underlying assumptions and proposals of the policy activiss and find that there is enomous uncertainty relatin both to the economics and to the science of climate change. AS one author shows, the policy activists have form: alarmists have been wrong, time and time again, about ecological disaster. However, the authors of this monogaph have more humility than their critics.T They do not argue that there is no threat from climate change, merely that the level of uncertainty is huge. Given this uncertainty, and the historic failure of centural planning to do anything other than undermine economic welfare, the editor, colin robinson, one of the country's leading energy economists, argues that it is prudent to proceed with caution. the flexibility of the market economy will deal better than central planning with any problems wil deal beter than central planning with any problems arising from man-made climate change. the wide ranging aray of regulatins. taxes. subisidies and artificially created incentives proposed by climate change activists should be rejected.

The Ethics of Geoengineering the Global Climate

Such concerns are rarely discussed in the policy arena in any depth, or with academic rigor. Hence, this book gathers contributions from leading voices and rising stars in political philosophy to respond.

The Ethics of    Geoengineering    the Global Climate

Author: Stephen M. Gardiner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000164233

Page: 254

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In the face of limited time and escalating impacts, some scientists and politicians are talking about attempting "grand technological interventions" into the Earth’s basic physical and biological systems ("geoengineering") to combat global warming. Early ideas include spraying particles into the stratosphere to block some incoming sunlight, or "enhancing" natural biological systems to withdraw carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at a higher rate. Such technologies are highly speculative and scientific development of them has barely begun. Nevertheless, it is widely recognized that geoengineering raises critical questions about who will control planetary interventions, and what responsibilities they will have. Central to these questions are issues of justice and political legitimacy. For instance, while some claim that climate risks are so severe that geoengineering must be attempted, others insist that the current global order is so unjust that interventions are highly likely to be illegitimate and exacerbate injustice. Such concerns are rarely discussed in the policy arena in any depth, or with academic rigor. Hence, this book gathers contributions from leading voices and rising stars in political philosophy to respond. It is essential reading for anyone puzzled about how geoengineering might promote or thwart the ends of justice in a dramatically changing world. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journals: Ethics, Policy & the Environment and Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

Environmental Ethics

Climate change , therefore , meets the diagnostic characteristic of an
environmental condition that lies beyond the jurisdiction of government in the
short term , it benefits those in the present generation on average , but it will likely
harm future ...

Environmental Ethics

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Once Burned Twice Shy

Such interlinkages can also be addressed within “ climate policy and law . ”
Climate ethics This is a new phrase , coined specifically for the notion of Climate
Affairs . Climate variability , climate change , and extreme events each has its
own set ...

Once Burned  Twice Shy

Author: Michael H. Glantz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789280810639

Page: 294

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