Workshop: The Ethics of Climate Loss and Damage
The University of Fribourg Environmental Sciences and Humanities Institute (UniFR_ESH Institute) is happy to announce its workshop “The Ethics of Climate Loss and Damage”. The event takes place at the Campus Pérolles on the 15th-16th of May 2023.
The climate crisis manifests with rising temperatures, melting glaciers, changing precipitation patterns, and increased probability of extreme weather events. Vulnerable communities are particularly affected by these changes and are unable to continue their traditional ways of life. While the focus of public debate continues to be on preventing negative impacts of climate change (mitigation), it is becoming increasingly apparent that some adverse impacts of climate change cannot or will not be prevented – climate loss and damage is occurring or has already occurred.
Dealing with these losses and damages raises important ethical questions: Who should pay for the harm suffered? Who should be compensated and how much? What constitutes adequate compensation for lost ways of life? What are fair and appropriate measures for dealing with future harm? Who decides about all that? Answers to such questions require ethical concepts and principles. The aim of the workshop is to discuss and develop them in critical ethical and philosophical exchange.
Simon Kräuchi, University of Fribourg
Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, University of Fribourg
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Registration open until 10.05.2023 - see below
Christoph Lumer: Responsibilities, compensation, and aid for climate damages
Jan-Christoph Heilinger: Compensating for Loss and Damage, and Addressing Structural Injustice in the Climate Crisis
Kian Mintz-Woo and Ivo Wallimann-Helmer: The Janus Faces of Responsibility for Climate Loss & Damage
Simon Kräuchi: Beyond Adaptation, Some Ethical Issues Concerning the Allocation of Loss and Damage Funds
Alexander Schulan and Ivo Wallimann-Helmer: Social
Equality in Complex Networks of Climate Adaptation
Laurène Seca: New financing arrangements for Loss and Damage: using insurance as a political technology
Santiago Truccone: Legitimate expectations and changing circumstances
Note: The program was updated 24.03.2023