Climate Change and Justice

Michael Reder
Hochschule für Philosophie München

Both from a political as well as an economic viewpoint, climate change is currently one of the most pressing global challenges facing humanity. From an ethical perspective, for many peoples in the southern hemisphere climate change stands for injustice.  For although they are hardly responsible for climate change, they have fewer possibilities to adapt to these changes: This is why climate change is today increasingly being construed as an infringement of human rights. In his lecture Prof. Dr. Phil. Michael Reder will address ethical, political and economic aspects of climate change and seek to identify elements of a political solution geared towards the principle of justice.

Lecture in German.