[SydPhil] MQ Philosophy Seminar on Tuesday the 17th of October in Blackshield room: Jeremy Moss (UNSW)

Adam Hochman adam.hochman at mq.edu.au
Fri Oct 13 09:52:20 AEDT 2017

Historical Emissions and the Carbon Budget

Jeremy Moss (UNSW)

Date: Tuesday, 17th of October
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: Blackshield room, W3A 501 *

All welcome

*Note the changing venues this semester

Abstract: This paper assesses the role of fault-based distributive principles in dividing the world's remaining carbon budget. Many philosophers dismiss or downgrade the role of fault-based principles in the context of historical emissions because the original emitters are often dead, excusably ignorant or do not have the appropriate obligation generating links to their governments. While this view has some intuitive force, the paper argues that it and the associated focus on pre-1990 (pre IPCC report) emissions are now out of date. The paper argues that a restricted fault-based principle, according to which emissions should be divided among countries on the basis of their emissions since 1990, is both viable and powerful. The paper considers standard objections to a fault-based principle in this context, how such a principle might more concretely be applied, and its likely implications.

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Adam Hochman
Lecturer in Philosophy & Macquarie University Research Fellow

Department of Philosophy | W6A, Room 733
Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia

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