Climate Ethics Chapter Co-Authored by UCHV Postdoc Kian Mintz-Woo Published

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018

Mintz-Woo's chapter is included in "Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options," an interdisciplinary survey of climate change loss and damage.

Chapter Abstract: When considering the impacts of climate change, some of them can be addressed through mitigation (reduction of greenhouse gases) and some through adaptation (changes in our vulnerability to and exposure from extreme climate events). However, some impacts lie beyond either of these categories, often because they are too far advanced or addressing them would be technologically or economically infeasible. In the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change discourse, we call these remaining impacts “Loss and Damage”. In our chapter (“Ethical Challenges in the Context of Climate Loss & Damage”), we systematically introduce some of the primary ways of addressing these impacts from the perspective of justice.

The chapter is open-access, as is the entire book (Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options), so it is accessible to everyone. You can read or download the chapter at doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_2.

Kian Mintz-Woo’s website is here.