Protecting the future: Climate change and intergenerational justice

The emerging field of climate ethics is essential for the survival of life on our one earth and for imagining a more just future in the face of the reality of climate change. Not only does climate change pose a threat to current generations, but it forces us to understand our rights and duties in a multigenerational time frame and to ask how we are to weigh interests of the present against the risks of violating the rights of future generations as we formulate climate change policies. This talk employs a sufficientarian approach to distributive and intergenerational justice, using a threshold conception of harm and capabilities as the currency of justice.   

Daniel Petz finished his PhD on climate ethics at University of Graz (Austria) in 2018. He has served as a researcher on natural disaster and climate change issues with the Brookings Institution (USA) and as a guest lecturer and researcher in UGM’s Department of International Relations and Center for Security and Peace Studies.

Look at the full poster of this event here.



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