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Mapping a Moral Landscape of IPCC
Uppsala University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Curriculum Studies. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Ethics. (SMED)
2010 (English)In: Religion and Dangerous Environmental Change: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Climate and Sustainability / [ed] Sigurd Bergmann & Dieter Gerten, Berlin, Münster, Zürich, London: LIT Verlag, 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Public discourse indicates that e.g. researchers, churches, economists, lay people, climate experts, policymakers, artists and educators agree that climate change1 involves serious moral challenges to glocal communities. Still, with some exceptions moral philosophers and ethicists have not paid attention to the moral dimension of mitigation, adaptation and vulnerability. Thus, this chapter and this book are unusual voices in a slowly expanding field of crossdisciplinary climate change research in highlighting meanings of ethical aspects of climate change. The main purpose of this chapter is to identify and clarify the ethical content of current climate change discourse. This is accomplished by answering the question of what a climate change moral landscape would look like according to the Intergovernmental panel of climate change (IPCC)4 from the point of view of the capabilities approach (TCA). Thus, the results reported in this chapter stems from an ethical5 analysis of selected documents from IPCC’s fourth assessment report (AR4).6 This reading (or mapping) of IPCC is related to climate change philosophy, anthropology, theology and mobility research. Following this introduction, the second part produces a theoretical and methodological framework for the analysis and it also includes a short introduction to TCA. The third and main section presents results of the analysis. The final part includes conclusions and a discussion of the results as well as comments on and suggestions for further research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin, Münster, Zürich, London: LIT Verlag, 2010.
, Studies in religion and the environment, 2
Keyword [en]
climate change, social justice, capabilities, IPCC, klimatförändringar, rättvisa, grundläggande förmågor, IPCC
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-112594ISBN: 9783643100931OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-112594DiVA: diva2:286917
Climate Capabilities/Ett rättvist klimat, FORMAS
Formas, 2006-2247
Available from: 2010-01-15 Created: 2010-01-15 Last updated: 2012-02-16Bibliographically approved

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