Special Issue "Just Distribution of Responsibility for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation on a Sub-National Level"
A special issue of Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: applied ethics
Interests: policy making; uncertainty and risk
A large part of climate change ethics is focused on the distribution of responsibilities between countries. Considerably less attention has been given to the corresponding questions on the sub-national level.
The aim of this Special Issue is to somewhat mitigate this by focusing on the distribution of responsibilities for climate change mitigation and adaption between individuals, corporations, NGOs, municipalities, counties, and other sub-national levels.
Papers that will be considered for publication may deal with questions such as:
Do wealthy or lightly affected municipalities have a moral responsibility to help poorer or more heavily affected municipalities to adapt to a changing climate?
Are individuals with a large carbon footprint more morally responsible for climate change than individuals with a smaller carbon footprint even though neither footprint is in itself enough to affect the climate?
How can national mitigation burdens be distributed in a just way within countries, among regions, municipalities, or emitters?
Should a municipality or a county have the right to deny indiviudals or companies permission to build in areas that are expected to see a high sea level rise or should that decision be the responsibility of the builder?
Should insurance companies have the right to deny compensation to individuals or legal entities that experience climate-change-related loss if they ignore advice from science?
Who has the main responsibility to make sure buyers of property in areas that are projected to be severly affected by climate change are informed of this fact? The seller, the buyer, the municipality, the scientific community or someone else?
Dr. Erik Persson
Dr. Åsa Knaggård
Dr. Kerstin Eriksson
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- climate ethics
- climate change
- climate adaptation
- climate mitigation
- climate justice
- distribution of responsibility