Conference on Climate Ethics and Climate Economics: Discounting the Future

Event date
12 - 15 January
Event time
09:30 - 17:00
Oxford week
Various venues

This event is part of a 4 day conference on "Climate Ethics and Climate Economics: Discounting the Future" organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and the ESRC. Specific details to follow. The conference comprises of a series of events held at a number of different venues. Please contact Dr. Dominic Roser regarding further details.

The conference includes two public lectures. These are given by:

Professor Simon Caney, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations will be speaking on 'Environmental Sustainability, Population and Intergenerational Justice'; Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Justice; Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Magdalen College; and Professor in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Simon works on issues in contemporary political philosophy. Recently he has worked on the ethical issues surrounding global poverty, inequality, climate change, our obligations to future generations. He is currently writing two books - one, Global Justice and Climate Change (co-authored with Derek Bell) and the other Cosmopolitanism (both under contract to Oxford University Press). Simon is also working on the ethical issues surrounding demographic change, how best to reform democratic institutions in order to give due protection to the interests of future generations, and the question of what those who bear the brunt of injustice are entitled to do to secure their own rights. Simon will be speaking at the Faculty of Law between 17:00-18:30, on the 12th January 2016. There is no need to register for this event.

Sir Partha Dasgupta is Frank Ramsey Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and Professorial Research Fellow at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester. Sir Partha Dasgupta will be speaking on 'Birth and death'. He taught at the London School of Economics during 1971-1984 and moved to the University of Cambridge in 1985 as Professor of Economics, where he served as Chairman of the Faculty of Economics in 1997-2001. During 1989-92 he was also Professor of Economics, Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Program in Ethics in Society at Stanford University; and during 1991-97 he was Chairman of the (Scientific Advisory) Board of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm. Since 1999 he has been a Founder Member of the Management and Advisory Committee of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Kathmandu. In 1996 he helped to establish the journal Environment and Development Economics, published by Cambridge University Press, whose purpose has been not only to publish original research at the interface of poverty and the environmental-resource base, but also to provide an opportunity to scholars in developing countries to publish their findings in an international journal.

Professor Dasgupta's research interests have covered welfare and development economics, the economics of technological change, population, environmental and resource economics, the theory of games, the economics of undernutrition, and the economics of social capital. His publications include Guidelines for Project Evaluation (with S.A. Marglin and A.K. Sen; United Nations, 1972), Economic Theory and Exhaustible Resources (with G.M. Heal; Cambridge University Press, 1979 (recipient of the United States Association of Environmental and Resource Economists "Publication of Enduring Quality Award 2003"); The Control of Resources (Harvard University Press, 1982); An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1993); Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment (Oxford University Press, 2001; revised edition, 2004); and Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007). Sir Partha Dasgupta will be speaking at the Oxford Martin School Lecture Theatre, between 12:00-13:30, on the 15th January 2016. To register please visit here.

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Human Rights Law