The ERI Lunchtime Seminar Series came to a close in December with guest speaker Dr Kian Mintz-Woo of the Department of Philosophy & Environmental Research Institute, UCC; Equity and Justice Group, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis.
This talk introduced three streams of Dr Kian Mintz-Woo's research in climate ethics. One stream proposes fine-grained attributions of moral responsibility distinguished between mitigation, adaptation and Loss & Damage policies. Another leads from the morally relevant assumptions in calculating the social cost of carbon to the ethics of determining carbon pricing policy, with a focus on post-COVID carbon pricing policy. The newest stream investigates precautionary ethical justifications for mitigation in order to reduce the likelihood of large (4 degrees+) temperature rises which potentially threaten social and civilizational instability.
You can watch the full recording back right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC_C7X7QV1I