Informed decision-making about climate change policy requires not just an understanding of scientific facts, it also requires a firm grasp of the values and normative principles at stake. Should we for example aim for a smaller or larger population? How much ecological space and other natural resources should we save for people who will live long after we die?
One important aim of this project is to achieve results which can be useful for policy-making and on this page you will be able to find output from the project, meant for you as a policy-maker.
“So far, no consensus has emerged about the value of population. Yet climate change policies are expected to affect the size of the world’s population, and different theories of value imply very different conclusions about the value of these policies. This is a serious difficulty for evaluating policies aimed at mitigating climate change, which has largely been ignored in the literature.”