Climate change economics predominantly frames climate policy as an inter-generational problem, which requires current generations to sacrifice their own material well-being for the future, and makes environmental outcomes dependent on ethical, economic, and geo-physical considerations. In this lecture, Professor Armon Rezai will review the assumption and arguments underlying Utilitarian cost-benefit analysis and present mechanisms of avoiding the climate sacrifice. Refocusing the climate debate in this manner emphasizes conflicts within rather than between generations.
Interested in Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded postgraduate opportunities to start in September/October 2016? Come along and find out more about who the ESRC DTC are, what they do, and the studentships on offer.
One-day workshop focussing on education, featuring keynote speaker Hilary Wainwright, author of Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy.
There are growing concerns about consequences of social media, cyberbullying, data privacy and online behaviour on users, especially children and young people. We will explore these issues and promote digital literacy using an innovative format that brings people together and facilitates reflection on digital rights.
Organised by Professor Brigitte Nerlich as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, this panel debate will be chaired by the scientist and broadcaster Adam Rutherford, author of the book ‘Creation: How science is reinventing life itself’ (2013) and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship science programme, ‘Inside Science’.
Tags: Adam Rutherford, Andrew Balmer, biology, Brigitte Nerlich, ESRC, ESRC Festival of Social Science, Hilary Sutcliffe, Klaus Winzer, Matter for All, Responsible Research and Innovation, synthetic biology