A Symposium on Climate Ethics and Climate Economics

Країна: Австрія

Місто: Graz

Тези до: 15.03.2015

Дати: 19.06.15 — 21.06.15

Область наук: Екологія; Географічні;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: firstname.lastnameincludingdash@uni-graz.at.

Організатори: University Graz


This symposium will be a chance to discuss new work in climate ethics and economics, and especially their intersection. We will have seven places for pieces answering this call. We are especially interested in the relationship between fundamental normative questions and economics in the context of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs).

Here are questions we would like to see addressed:

  • What is the methodology for normative questions in climate economics, such as in determining appropriate discount rates or utility functions?
  • In answering questions about climate ethics, should we be realist/anti-realist/objectivist/subjectivist?
  • Why are economic models moving so slowly (e.g. compared to physical models, which incorporate new findings very quickly), especially in terms of damage functions?
  • What would better (morally) informed climate economics look like? What is the role of moral philosophy in the IPCC?
  • Are climate change policies actually marginal projects and, if not, what does this mean for integrated assessment models?
  • If we think the apparent mathematical exactitude of climate economics is illusory, how does this compare to more deontological approaches (in particular, climate justice and human rights)?

Веб-сторінка конференції: http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.science.philosophy.region.europe/14098