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Atmospheric JusticeA Political Theory of Climate Change$
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Steve Vanderheiden

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195334609

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334609.001.0001

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Climate Change, Fairness, and Equity

Climate Change, Fairness, and Equity

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(p.45) 2 Climate Change, Fairness, and Equity
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Atmospheric Justice
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Steve Vanderheiden (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334609.003.0002

This chapter examines the nature of justice as a normative ideal that captures part of the offense of anthropogenic climate change and might serve as the basis for a remedial global climate regime that aims to reduce the problem's causes and rectify its damaging effects through compensation and adaptation transfers. After a brief observation about climate change as exploitation, the declared commitments to justice from within climate treaties are considered, along with reasons for thinking such aims to be important for successfully responding to the threat of climate change. The fairness of the Kyoto Protocol is considered by treating justice as concerned with two primary components: equity and responsibility. Finally, a primer on egalitarian justice theory from contemporary political theory and philosophy is offered in order to establish the groundwork for later inquiries into international and intergenerational justice.

Keywords:   egalitarian justice, exploitation, equity, responsibility

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