Key Ethical Issues for Climate-Forest Polices

Brendan Mackey, Nicole Rogers

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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Climate Change Ethics is a powerful reference source for the identification and exploration of the underlying ethical issues in climate change law and policy. Bridging theory with practice, it takes ethical engagement out of the classroom and into the halls of governance.
The Handbook‘s 39 chapters--written by a diverse and inter-disciplinary team of experts from around the world--are case studies divided into five parts. Parts I-IV highlight the ethical issues that arise in climate change policy formation, from duties not to harm to duties to consider the views and voices of those who will be, or are being, harmed; from the role of human rights, justice, and democracy to how to identify and respond to disinformation and denialism. It also raises the ethics of various policy responses, such as cap-and-trade, carbon taxing, and geo-engineering. Part V offers a way forward, with strategies on how to expressly consider ethics in climate change policy formation, from negotiations to education, media, communication, and the power and potential of shaming.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Applied Climate Ethics
EditorsDonald A Brown, Kathryn Gwiazdon, Laura Westra
ISBN (Electronic)1000934195
ISBN (Print)9780367484583
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2023


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