20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will introduce students to contemporary philosophical discussions of environmental justice at the global level. Topics to be covered may include: The nature of global environmental injustices; responsibility for global environmental problems; the relationship between global environmental challenges and other historical and contemporary injustices; fair international sharing of the costs of environmental action; the justifiability of environmental activism; the rights of indigenous peoples; fairness in global environmental decision-making; and the politics of `geoengineering' the planet.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Project/ portfolio

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