ESRC Seminar: Climate Justice and Economic Growth

  • Paul Knights (Participant)

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This workshop tackles a cluster of questions concerning economic growth and climate justice. Is the prevention of climate catastrophe incompatible with economic growth? Does climate justice within and across generations require moving beyond economic growth? Or is economic growth, at least in developing countries, a requirement of climate justice? How can meeting the basic needs of all in a global economy be ensured in a the context of climate change?
What role should physical and political feasibility constraints play in
determining responses to climate change? Are economic instruments such as
emissions trading compatible with climate justice? Are there limits to the goods that are required for a good life? Should there be the limits on the acquisition of wealth? The workshop seeks to bring together economists, philosophers and practitioners to tackle these pressing questions.
Period30 Jan 201731 Jan 2017
Event typeSeminar
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational