Conference on Climate Change Justice
In their recent book, Climate Change Justice, Eric Posner and David Weisbach argue for a relatively narrow climate treaty that would require nations to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that would not redistribute wealth, correct for past injustices, or address other issues not immediately connected with the urgent task of mitigating climate change. At this conference, scholars will respond with criticisms of the Posner/Weisbach argument or provide their own views about how a climate treaty ought to be designed. Topics will include the role of distributive and corrective justice in the design of climate treaty, discounting the future, abatement strategies, and the possibilities and limits of international cooperation.
This conference is sponsored by the Institute for Law and Economics and the Chicago Journal of International Law and is organized by Omri Ben-Shahar. It is open to the public and attendance is free. Please contact Marjorie Holme (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Participants and paper drafts:
Dan Farber, University of California Berkeley Law School
Subglobal Climate Action: Symbolic, Substantive, or Strategic?
Christian Gollier, University of Toulouse I - Department of Economics, France
The Debate on Discounting: Reconciling Positivists and Ethicists
Dale Jamieson, New York University, Department of Philosophy
Consequentialism, Climate Change, and the Road Ahead
Yoram Margalioth, Tel Aviv University of Law
Analysis of the U.S. Case in Climate Change Negotiations
Ray Pierrehumbert, Universty of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences
Cumulative Carbon and Just Distribution of the Global Carbon Commons
Robert Stavins, Harvard University - JFK School of Government
Post-Durban Climate Policy Architecture Based on Linkage of Cap-and-Trade Systems