Workshop with Chris Armstrong on his book manuscript: Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory (forthcoming in Oxford University Press).

With: Chris Armstrong (University of Southampton), Ayelet Banai (University of Haifa), Daniel Callies (Goethe-University Frankfurt), Ian Carter (University of Pavia), Anca Gheaus (University of Sheffield), Eszter Kollár (Goethe-University Frankfurt), Darrel Moellendorf (Goethe-University Frankfurt), Merten Reglitz (Goethe-University Frankfurt).

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend
Gebäude "Normative Ordnungen", 501
Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Registration required: ellen.niess@normativeorders.net

About the book:

Natural resources are an important sources of advantage, and their fair distribution - and, in many cases, their conservation - poses formidable practical and philosophical challenges. This book provides a systematic philosophical account of natural resource justice, and illustrates some of its implications. It has three main goals. First, it offers a conceptual account of natural resources, the rights we might have over them, and the grounds and content of the special claims with which some of us might be able to make over them. Second, it defends an egalitarian approach to questions of natural resource justice, and draws out some of its implications. Third, it offers a critique of the contemporary regime of state sovereignty over resources, and sketches a set of proposals for advancing greater equality. It assesses the progressive potential of reforms to the resource trade, and global taxes on natural resources; examines the challenge of fairly sharing the oceans' resources; and addresses how we might justly distribute the burdens of conserving key resources such as rainforests, and / or leaving fossil fuels unexploited.

Call for Abstracts: Climate Ethics and Economics

This is a call for extended abstracts (500-1000 words) of papers that will be suitable for 30 min presentations.

This workshop will be a chance to discuss new work in climate ethics and economics, and especially their intersection. The workshop will be held at Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany on March 3rd and 4th, 2016. A parallel workshop will be held at Duke University on the same days, which we plan to link with via videoconferencing for a section of the workshop. Those closer to Durham should submit their blinded abstracts to the Duke workshop using this link.

A non-exhaustive list of potential topics follows:

  • The ethical aspects of discounting future costs and benefits, including declining discount rates.
  • Valuation of non-human nature, the continued existence of human civilization, or futures containing very different amounts of people in the context of climate change economics
  • The relationship of, and compatibility between, non-consequentialist ethical approaches and economic analyses of climate change.
  • The appropriate role of integrated assessment models (IAMs) and economic analysis generally in setting climate change policy.

Please submit blinded abstracts to daniel.callies@normativeorders.net by December 1. When submitting, please be aware we aim to have pre-circulation of papers by Feb 15.

Feel free to circulate this call.

Conference: Overshooting 2°C - Moral and Policy Considerations

Symposium: Debating Brain Drain - May Governments Restrict Emigration?

Symposium with Gillian Brock and Michael Blake on their new book: Debating Brain Drain: May Governments Restrict Emigration? (OUP 2015)

With Michael Blake (Washington), Gillian Brock (Auckland), Daniel Callies (Frankfurt am Main), Eszter Kollar (Frankfurt am Main), Darrel Moellendorf (Frankfurt am Main), Merten Reglitz (Frankfurt am Main), Christine Straehle (Ottawa), Lea Ypi (LSE)

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend
Gebäude "Normative Ordnungen", 501
Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Registration required: ellen.niess@normativeorders.net

Vortrag "Poverty and Climate Change"


Am 8. Juni hält Prof. Moellendorf einen Vortrag zum Thema "Poverty and Climate Change". Der Vortrag findet um 18 Uhr in S2/07/167 an der TU Darmstadt statt. Die Veranstaltung ist Teil der Ringvorlesung "Global Challanges: Armut".

Workshop: Relational Ethics: An African Moral Theory

Update: Many thanks to all participants of the workshop!


Registration required: ellen.niess@normativeorders.net

Videovortrag: Energy Poverty and Dangerous Climate Change

Podiumsdiskussion "Klimawandel und Gerechtigkeit" am 23. Februar

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Darrel Moellendorf diskutiert mit Konrad Ott (Kiel) und Hermann E. Ott (Berlin) Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften in Bad Homburg zum Thema "Klimawandel und Gerechtigkeit". Die Podiumsdiskussion findet in Verbindung mit einer Fotoausstellung zum Thema "Klimagerechtigkeit im Fokus von Wissenschaft und Kunst" statt. Während bei Klimaschutz oft nur an technologische Innovation gedacht wird, soll es bei diesen beiden Veranstaltungen stärker um Fragen von Gerechtigkeit gehen. Ohne mehr Gerechtigkeit wird es kein neues Klimaabkommen geben. Die Fotoausstellung zeigt Menschen weltweit, die bereits heute vom Klimawandel betroffen sind. In der Podiumsdiskussion werden Themen angesprochen wie: Steht Klimaschutz gegen das Recht auf Entwicklung? Sind staatliche Vorgaben vorzuziehen oder Freiwilligkeit? Wie ist unser Verständnis von Wohlstand? Ist Geoengineering eine Option? Kurz: Wie wollen wir ohne große Ungerechtigkeit die gravierendsten Folgen des Klimawandels abwenden?

Climate Change Book Launch

Die Professoren Darrel Moellendorf (Goethe Universität Frankfurt), Henry Shue (Oxford) und Dale Jamieson (New York University) diskutieren ihre jüngsten Veröfflichungen zum Klimawandel mit Andreas Niederberger (Goethe Universität Frankfurt) und Anja Karnein (Goethe Universität Frankfurt). 


Die Buchvorstellung findet am 26. Juni um 15 Uhr im Gebäude "Normative Ordnungen" in Raum 5.01 statt. Um Anmeldung wird gebeten. Kontaktieren Sie dazu bitte Frau Ellen Nieß.

Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie hier.



Wir bedanken uns herzlich bei allen Referentinnen und Referenten.