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ECLIRE - The Ethics of Climate Change: Reshaping Responsibilities for Present and Future Generations


Deadline for Registration

January 23rd, 2022


Alberto Pirni


February 21st -25th, 2022

Learning objectives

The seasonal school aims to train participants on the ethics of climate change through a triple perspective: individual, global and intergenerational. It will also do so by opening up to disciplines beyond political and moral philosophy, such as political science, metaphysics, sociology and economics. The overall objective is to provide participants with the normative keys to analyse climate mitigation policies in the light of criteria such as historical responsibility, global asymmetries of economic power and adaptive capacity, and duties of justice towards future generations. The issue of social acceptability and socio-economic consequences will also be taken into account through the contribution of sociologists and social scientists. This will be preceded by an opening day with hard scientists dedicated to the introduction to climate change and the discussion of possible future risk scenarios.

Teaching methodologies

The seasonal school includes interactive face-to-face lectures led by pairs of lecturers, climate policy-making simulations and interdisciplinary workshops (also open to personalities from the world of communication, business and European institutions).

Who should attend this Seasonal School?

Undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students from different backgrounds (e.g. philosophy, law, political science, life sciences, engineering, economics, management, communication, development studies) who are interested in understanding risks, solutions and opportunities of climate change mitigation.

Coordinator and key teaching staff

Professor Alberto Pirni - Coordinator

Roberto Buizza; Francesca Capone; Franco Flandoli; Barbara Henry; David Natali