Climate Justice: the ethics and politics of responding to climate change

Professor Jeremy Moss says the concept of justice needs to be front and centre of our efforts to reduce the harmful impacts of climate change. If we don’t, he says, we could make a very bad situation worse.

To avoid dangerous climate change, the world must drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions. Social and economic changes to achieve that will be costly and disruptive. The choices we make will determine who benefits and who bears the burden.

Jeremy Moss is a Professor of Political Philosophy and Co-Director of the Practical Justice Initiative at the University of New South Wales , where he leads the Climate Justice Research Program. He also chaired the UNESCO working group on Climate Ethics and Energy Security.

He was keynote speaker at a public talk hosted by the BSL Research and Policy Centre on 11 April 2019.

Transcript Climate Justice podcast (PDF, 283 KB)
Duration
43 mins 31 secs
Published/Broadcast
August 2019
Producers
Aysha Zackariya and Sharon Lee
Music
Lee Rosevere

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Jeremy Moss, a Professor of Political Philosophy and Co-Director of the Practical Justice Initiative at the University of New South Wales