Achieving climate justice is increasingly recognized as one of the key problems associated with climate change, helping us to determine how good or bad the effects of climate change are, and whether any harms are fairly distributed. The numerous and complex issues which climate change involves underline the need for a normative framework that allows us both to assess the dangers that we face and to create a just distribution of the costs of action. This collection of original essays by leading scholars sheds new light on the key problems of climate justice, offering innovative treatments of a range of issues including international environmental institutions, geoengineering, carbon budgets, and the impact on future generations. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and upper-level students of ethics, environmental studies, and political philosophy.
Jeremy Moss is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. His publications include Reassessing Egalitarianism (2014).
Introduction: climate justice Jeremy Moss; 1. The legitimacy of international environmental institutions Thomas Christiano; 2. Geoengineering in a climate of uncertainty Megan Blomfield; 3. Climate justice and territorial rights Chris Armstrong; 4. Exporting harm Jeremy Moss; 5. What's wrong with trading emission rights? Axel Gosseries; 6. A just distribution of climate burdens and benefits: a luck egalitarian view Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen; 7. Individual duties of climate justice under non-ideal conditions Kok-Chor Tan; 8. Acts, omissions, emissions Garrett Cullity; 9. Individual responsibility for carbon emissions: is there anything wrong with overdetermining harm? Christian Barry and Gerhard Overland; 10. Climate change: life and death John Broome; 11. What we have done ? ? what they can do Benjamin Hale; 12. Empathising with scepticism about climate change Simon Keller; Bibliography; Index.