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THE ETHICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Reshaping Responsibilities for Present and Future Generations

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Deadline for Registration

February 3rd, 2021

In consideration of the progress of the health emergency, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies will offer the Seasonal School online. For any communication or clarification regarding the programme and/or the modalities, please contact directly and

Learning objectives

The Seasonal School aims at providing compact and focused training on the ethical, social, political and economic challenges of “climate change”. It will address four main topics: features and specific challenges of climate change, intergenerational implications of climate change mitigation strategies, models of individual and collective responsibility, the global distributive problem related to burdens and benefits of pollution.

The Seasonal School participants are expected to acquire, within a comprehensive ethical framework, a strong theoretical expertise and an effective pragmatic ability in dealing with questions of justice, both among contemporaries and different generations.

Teaching methodologies

The method of study will be intersectional and strongly interdisciplinary, thanks to the contribution of several internationally known scholars and experts. The Seasonal School will enable students to approach climate change by considering the inequalities existing within the present generation, asymmetries of power on a global level and indirect reciprocity between the different generations, through a balanced mix of interactive theoretical lectures and laboratories centred on role-playing and simulations.

Who should attend this Seasonal School?

We welcome students of all levels of University education, from Bachelor's Degree to PhD, who wish to study theoretical and practical aspects of climate change, mitigation policies and design, with specific reference to the different levels (local, global, intergenerational) of the stakeholders involved.


Prof. Alberto Pirni

Key Teaching Staff

  • Prof. Roberto Buizza
  • Dr. Francesca Capone
  • Prof. Franco Flandoli
  • Prof. Barbara Henry
  • Prof. David Natali
  • Dr. Francesca Pongiglione, San Raffaele University – IUSS
  • Prof. Tiziana Andina, University of Turin
  • Dr. Fausto Corvino, University of Turin
  • Prof. Maurizio Ferraris, University of Turin
  • Prof. Lukas Meyer, University of Graz


February 22nd – 26th, 2021