Professor Jeremy Moss says the concept of justice needs to be front and centre of our efforts to reduce the harmful impacts of climate change. If we don’t, he says, we could make a very bad situation worse.
To avoid dangerous climate change, the world must drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions. Social and economic changes to achieve that will be costly and disruptive. The choices we make will determine who benefits and who bears the burden.
Jeremy Moss is a Professor of Political Philosophy and Co-Director of the Practical Justice Initiative at the University of New South Wales, where he leads the Climate Justice Research Program. He also chaired the UNESCO working group on Climate Ethics and Energy Security.
This Brotherhood Talks podcast is drawn from a public seminar hosted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Research and Policy Centre in Melbourne.