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Responsibility Under a Climate Change Mitigation Regime

Darrel Moellendorf

  • Professor of International Political Theory, Goethe University Frankfurt

This talk discusses conceptions of international responsibility suitable for institutions that would distribute the costs for climate change mitigation, as in a future international climate change regime under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It examines justifications for two principles, the polluter-pay principle and the ability-to-pay principle.

Professor Moellendorf was director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs at San Diego State University. He has recently accepted an appointment at Goethe University Frankfort as professor of international political theory. He is author of "Dangerous Climate Change: Morality, Sustainable Development, and Policy," "Global Inequality Matters," and "Cosmopolitan Justice."

Sponsored and organized by the Institute of Humanities Research, Philosophy in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, and the Center for Law and Global Affairs in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

Monday, October 21, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Armstrong Hall, Room 226
Arizona State University, Tempe campus