CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Climate Ethics & Economics Workshop, Frankfurt (Germany)

Climate Ethics and Economics Workshop
Frankfurt 2016
Call for Abstracts
Deadline: December 1st

This is a call for extended abstracts (500-1000 words) of papers that will be suitable for 30-minute presentations.

This workshop will be a chance to discuss new work in climate ethics and economics, and especially their intersection. The workshop will be held at Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany on March 3rd and 4th, 2016. A parallel workshop will be held at Duke University on the same days, which we plan to link with via videoconferencing for a section of the workshop. Those closer to Durham should submit their blinded abstracts to the Duke workshop using this link.

A non-exhaustive list of potential topics follows:

– The ethical aspects of discounting future costs and benefits, including declining discount rates.
– Valuation of non-human nature, the continued existence of human civilization, or futures containing very different amounts of people in the context of climate change economics
– The relationship of, and compatibility between, non-consequentialist ethical approaches and economic analyses of climate change.
– The appropriate role of integrated assessment models (IAMs) and economic analysis generally in setting climate change policy.

Please submit blinded abstracts to by December 1st. When submitting, please be aware we aim to have pre-circulation of papers by February 15th.