Climate Ethics

Author: Stephen Gardiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199750580
Format: PDF
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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.

A Perfect Moral Storm

Author: Stephen M. Gardiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199910456
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Climate change is arguably the great problem confronting humanity, but we have done little to head off this looming catastrophe. In The Perfect Moral Storm, philosopher Stephen Gardiner illuminates our dangerous inaction by placing the environmental crisis in an entirely new light, considering it as an ethical failure. Gardiner clarifies the moral situation, identifying the temptations (or "storms") that make us vulnerable to a certain kind of corruption. First, the world's most affluent nations are tempted to pass on the cost of climate change to the poorer and weaker citizens of the world. Second, the present generation is tempted to pass the problem on to future generations. Third, our poor grasp of science, international justice, and the human relationship to nature helps to facilitate inaction. As a result, we are engaging in willful self-deception when the lives of future generations, the world's poor, and even the basic fabric of life on the planet is at stake. We should wake up to this profound ethical failure, Gardiner concludes, and demand more of our institutions, our leaders and ourselves. "This is a radical book, both in the sense that it faces extremes and in the sense that it goes to the roots." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "The book's strength lies in Gardiner's success at understanding and clarifying the types of moral issues that climate change raises, which is an important first step toward solutions." --Science Magazine "Gardiner has expertly explored some very instinctual and vitally important considerations which cannot realistically be ignored. --Required reading." --Green Prophet "Gardiner makes a strong case for highlighting and insisting on the ethical dimensions of the climate problem, and his warnings about buck-passing and the dangerous appeal of moral corruptions hit home." --Times Higher Education "Stephen Gardiner takes to a new level our understanding of the moral dimensions of climate change. A Perfect Moral Storm argues convincingly that climate change is the greatest moral challenge our species has ever faced - and that the problem goes even deeper than we think." --Peter Singer, Princeton University

Debating Climate Ethics

Author: Stephen M. Gardiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199996490
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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.

Fudo

Author: Tetsurō Watsuji
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783957574602
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics

Author: Stephen M. Gardiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199941335
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Der Weltklimavertrag

Author: Janine Bentz-Hölzl
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658041463
Format: PDF
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Der anthropogen induzierte Klimawandel führt weltweit zu tiefgreifenden ökologischen, ökonomischen und sozialen Veränderungen. Janine Bentz-Hölzl entwickelt Grundlagen für einen Weltklimavertrag, der die Rechte und Pflichten von Staaten in der internationalen Klimapolitik definiert und den Anspruch an Klimagerechtigkeit erfüllt. Distributive und korrektive Gerechtigkeitsansprüche heutiger und künftiger Generationen werden gegenübergestellt, um einen neuen Lösungsansatz zu entwickeln. Dieser sieht eine gerechte Verteilung der Nutzungsrechte an der Ressource Atmosphäre vor und begründet gleichzeitig ein faires „burden sharing“ der Kosten des Klimawandels. Für die Realisierung des Weltklimavertrages wird die Schaffung einer internationalen Organisation für Klima und Umwelt sowie eines Globalen Umweltgerichtshofes begründet.

Warum eigentlich Klimaschutz

Author: Christoph Herrler
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 3845282886
Format: PDF, Docs
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Statt die Notwendigkeit von Klimaschutz schlicht festzusetzen widmet sich das Buch zunächst umfassend der Begründung von Klimapolitik mit ethischen Argumenten. Nach einigen Vorüberlegungen werden aus der gängigen liberalen Begründungspraxis Kriterien einer überzeugenden Rechtfertigung gewonnen. Anhand dieser wird exemplarisch die utilitaristische Herangehensweise Bernward Gesangs mit dem diskursethisch fundierten Menschenrechtsansatz Felix Ekardts verglichen und sich schließlich für eine Lesart des Klimaschutzes als Menschenrechtsschutz ausgesprochen. Die zweite Hälfte des Buches behandelt dann ausführlich Abwägungen klimaethisch relevanter Prinzipien und Aspekte, wie sie etwa bei der Konkretisierung des Pariser Abkommens zu berücksichtigen wären. Neben den dabei zentralen Bereichen der intergenerationellen und der globalen Gerechtigkeit werden auch Fragen der Inklusion, der Individual- sowie der Tier- und Naturethik beleuchtet.

Fair Future

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Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406527883
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Ölkrise, Wasserkonflikte, schwindende Ernährungssicherheit - die Botschaften von knappen Ressourcen häufen sich. Und dies in einer Welt mit wachsender Bevölkerung, zahllosen Armen und stolzen Nationen, die auch ihren Platz an der Sonne fordern. Ihr Recht auf Entwicklung kann man im Zeitalter der Globalisierung nicht bestreiten - und dennoch ist bereits jetzt die Biosphäre überfordert. Die Inder wollen Straßen und die Chinesen mehr Öl: Der Kampf um die knappe Natur wird die Krisen des 21. Jahrhunderts mitbestimmen. Ressourcenkonflikte, große und kleine, sind oft der unsichtbare Faktor hinter Chaos und Gewalt. Wo jedoch der Kuchen immer kleiner, der Hunger immer größer und die Gäste immer zahlreicher werden, da ist es höchste Zeit, nach Wegen einer gerechteren Verteilung von Ressourcen zu suchen. Dieses Buch, verfaßt von Fachleuten des international renommierten Wuppertal Instituts, liefert eine Analyse der Konfliktlagen. Es entwirft überdies Perspektiven einer Politik der Ressourcengerechtigkeit und umreißt die Konturen einer globalen Umwelt- und Wirtschaftspolitik, die gleichermaßen der Natur wie den Menschen verpflichtet ist. Ein wichtiges Informationswerk und ein Kompass für alle, die nach Wegen zu einer zukunftsfähigen Weltgesellschaft suchen.

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Author: European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics. Congress
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub
ISBN: 9086861970
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Climate change is a major framing condition for sustainable development of agriculture and food. Global food production is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time it is among the sectors worst affected by climate change.This book brings together a multidisciplinary group of authors exploring the ethical dimensions of climate change and food. Conceptual clarifications provide a necessary basis for putting sustainable development into practice. Adaptation and mitigation demand altering both agricultural and consumption practices. Intensive vs. extensive production is reassessed with regard to animal welfare, efficiency and environmental implications. Property rights play an ever-increasing role, as do shifting land-use practices, agro-energy, biotechnology, food policy to green consumerism. And, last but not least, tools are suggested for teaching agricultural and food ethics.Notwithstanding the plurality of ethical analyses and their outcome, it becomes apparent that governance of agri-food is faced by new needs and new approaches of bringing in the value dimension much more explicitly. This book is intended to serve as a stimulating collection that will contribute to debate and reflection on the sustainable future of agriculture and food production in the face of global change.

Climate Ethics

Author: Joerg Tremmel
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857735977
Format: PDF
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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.