Climate Agents of Change

Hosted by the Department of Government

CBG.2.04 and Zoom Meeting

Some agents are both able and motivated to bring about the policy and behavioural changes needed to mitigate climate change. What ethical challenges do they face?

Three of the talks present paper ideas, while the two other talks require reading papers that will be pre-circulated a week in advance to registered attendants.

This workshop is organised by Francisco Garcia-Gibson (LSE), and has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101024225 (title: "Climate activism and harm to innocents"), based at the Department of Government, The London School of Economics and Political Science.  

This is a hybrid event. In-person attendance is for LSE staff and students only. Zoom attendance is open to everyone.


9:50-10:00 Opening words

10:00-11:15 Simon Caney (University of Warwick), Power, Political Responsibility and Climate Change (pre-circulated paper)

11:15-11:30 Break 

11:30-12:45 Megan Blomfield (University of Sheffield), Direct action against fossil fuel extraction (paper idea)

12:45-1:45 Lunch

1:45-3:00 Fergus Green (University College London), Labouring for climate action? Unions as agents of decarbonisation (paper idea)

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15 -4:30 Kian Mintz-Woo (University College Cork), Historical Firm Responsibility for Climate Loss & Damage (pre-circulated paper)

4:30 - 4:45 Break

4:45 - 6:00 Elizabeth Cripps (University of Edinburgh), "For the love of our children, act now!" Being a good parent in the climate crisis (paper idea)


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