Climate Justice: A Bioethics Perspective

The background to justice in bioethics revolves around fair access to costly health care resources. Meanwhile, social movements emphasize economic, racial, and identity inequalities within the United States. The demands of climate change add conceptions of justice: environmental justice, intra-specific justice, global inequality, differential responsibility for climate change, and generational justice. How are we to sort out these different emphases? Meanwhile, the rate of climate change is accelerating, and 27 years of negotiations has yielded no actual reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions. While we argue, inevitable misery is mounting up unjustly for young people and future generations.

Speaker:  Andrew Jameton, PhD, Affiliate Faculty, Center for Bioethics, UMN; Professor Emeritus, College of Public Health University of Nebraska Medical Center

Event date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Event location: 

3-100 Mayo, U of M East Bank Campus