Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - JP Politische Philosophie und Umweltethik

HS Climate Justice

Some argue that climate change gives rise to a perfect moral storm: Questions of justice arise within and between generations; causes and effects are chronologically and geographically dispersed; we lack institutions to implement just and effective policy solutions; and there are difficult questions in moral and political philosophy, on which consensus is difficult to reach. In this course we discuss questions of climate justice on all these levels, ranging from very abstract questions (e.g., Should we discount the future, and if so, why?), to first order normative questions (e.g.,How should the burdens of climate change be distributed?) and applied public policy concerns (the Paris COP21 is taking place in parallel to the course)