There is a major divide between the work of normative theorists and concrete climate action (or inaction) politics and policies. In this volume, authors tackle the strained relationships between principles of justice and climate politics by responding to real-world climate politics and policies, offering proposals and analyses that take concerns of feasibility seriously, and identifying immediate justice and feasibility concerns with recent proposals for climate action. Contributors look at questions of feasibility as they relate to specific international institutions like the IPCC and UNFCCC, and widely discussed principles of climate justice, including backward-looking principles like polluter pays and forward-looking principles like ability to pay. Others explore the feasibility hurdles and justice concerns that challenge popular mitigation proposals.
These international and interdisciplinary contributors re-think the ways the principles of climate justice should be applied, speaking to students, research scholars, activists, and policymakers.
Corey Katz is assistant professor of philosophy at Georgian Court University and was the post-doctoral researcher in the ethics of sustainable development at the Center for Ethics and Human Values and the Philosophy Department at the Ohio State University. His research lies at the intersection of global, long-term environmental problems like climate change, and ethical and political philosophy.
Sarah Kenehan is associate professor of philosophy at Marywood University and works on issues of climate justice, global justice, and applied ethics. Recent publications include: Food, Environment, and Climate: Justice at the Intersection (Rowman and Littlefield, ed. With Erinn Gilson).
Introduction, Corey Katz and Sarah Kenehan
1. Integrating Justice in Climate Policy Assessments: Towards a Deliberative Transformation of Feasibility, Dominic Lenzi and Martin Kowarsch
2. Governance Toward Goals: Synergies, Equity, Feasibility, Idil Boran and Kenneth Shockley
3. Climate Justice in the Non-Ideal Circumstances of International Negotiations, Michel Bourban4. International Law as a Basis for a Feasible Ability-to-Pay Principle, Ewan Kingston
5. Climate Justice, Inherited Benefits, and Status Quo-Expectations, Lukas H. Meyer
6. Towards Climate Justice: Making the Polluters Pay for Loss and Damage, Md Fahad Hossain, Danielle Falzon, M. Feisal Rahman, and Saleemul Huq
7. Deficient International Leadership as a Feasibility Constraint: The Case of Multilateral Negotiations on Climate-induced Human Mobility, Jörgen Ödalen & Felicia Wartiainen
8. Feasibility and Justice in Decarbonizing Transitions, Ivo Wallimann-Helmer
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