This book investigates the relationship between non-state actors and climate justice from a philosophical perspective.
The climate justice literature remains largely focused upon the rights and duties of states. Yet, for decades, states have failed to take adequate steps to address climate change. This has led some to suggest that, if severe climate change and its attendant harms are to be avoided, non-state actors are going to have to step into the breach. This collection represents the first attempt to systematically examine the climate duties of the most significant non-state actors – corporations, sub-national political communities, and individuals.
Targeted at academic philosophers working on climate justice, this collection will also be of great interest to students and scholars of global justice, applied ethics, political philosophy and environmental humanities.
Lachlan Umbers (UWA) and Jeremy Moss (UNSW)
Chapter 1: Levels of Climate Action
Garrett Cullity (Adelaide)
Chapter 2: Sub-National Climate Duties: Addressing Three Challenges
Lachlan Umbers (UWA)
Chapter 3: Carbon Majors and Corporate Responsibility for Climate Change
Jeremy Moss (UNSW)
Chapter 4: Sectoral responsibility for climate justice: is aviation exceptionalism defensible?
Elisabeth Ellis (Otago)
Chapter 5: Corporations’ Duties in a Changing Climate
Stephanie Collins (ACU)
Chapter 6: Individual Climate Justice Duties: The Cooperative Promotional Model & Its Challenges
Elizabeth Cripps (Edinburgh)
Chapter 7: Are We Morally Required to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint Independently of What Others Do?
Susanne Burri (LSE)
Chapter 8: Right-Leveling Indeterminacy: Environmental Problems, Non-State Actors, and the Global Economic Market
Benjamin Hale (UC-Boulder)
Routledge Environmental Ethics
Series Editor: Benjamin Hale, University of Colorado, Boulder
The Routledge Environmental Ethics series aims to gather novel work on questions that fall at the intersection of the normative and the practical, with an eye toward conceptual issues that bear on environmental policy and environmental science. Recognizing the growing need for input from academic philosophers and political theorists in the broader environmental discourse, but also acknowledging that moral responsibilities for environmental alteration cannot be understood without rooting themselves in the practical and descriptive details, this series aims to unify contributions from within the environmental literature.
Books in this series can cover topics in a range of environmental contexts, including individual responsibility for climate change, conceptual matters affecting climate policy, the moral underpinnings of endangered species protection, complications facing wildlife management, the nature of extinction, the ethics of reintroduction and assisted migration, reparative responsibilities to restore, among many others.
We welcome book proposals from all branches of ethics, political theory, and philosophy more broadly, aiming to create a collection of work that touches on the most pressing environmental issues of our time. We favour manuscripts aimed at an international readership and written in a lively style that minimizes jargon. As our readership includes scholars and students from across the disciplinary spectrum, we also hope to support work that both brings practical relevance to theoretical questions for academics to further develop, but that also assists in conveying important conceptual insights to environmental policy makers, managers, and academics in other fields.
Please contact the Editor, Rebecca Brennan ([email protected]) to discuss a proposal.