Workshop: Climate Change and Corrective Justice

10-11th June 2019, Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm.

Organizers: Paul Bowman and Göran Duus-Otterström.

Agenda: TBA.


Description of Workshop Topic:

It is now well-established that unless swift and significant action is taken, climate change will result in serious, adverse impacts to both human and non-human life. It is also well-established that climate change is caused by the activities of humans. These two facts have suggested to many that considerations of corrective justice should play a central role in our theories of climate change justice. Broadly speaking, corrective justice is concerned with the rectification of harms and losses that stem from wrongful or unjust behavior. Corrective justice is often contrasted with (pure) distributive justice, which is concerned with realizing some ideal pattern of goods (though the distinction between corrective and distributive justice is contested). While many theorists have incorporated principles of corrective justice into their conceptions of climate change justice, many important questions in this space remain unaddressed or underexplored. This workshop seeks to help correct this deficiency.