Workshop schedule: Ethical underpinnings of climate economics

To register for the workshop, please send your name and institutional affiliation to ethicalunderpinnings(at) by 31 October at the latest, specifying which dates you are planning to join us. The workshop is free, but preregistration is requested. Please note that no preregistration is required for the keynote lectures by John Broome and John O’Neill, or the AID-debate with both. Details about the rooms for these can be found in the programme.

Ethical underpinnings of climate economics, University of Helsinki, 11-13 November 2014

Tuesday 11 November

9.00-11.00 John Broome (University of Oxford)
“Climate change: life and death”
Keynote + Q&A at Unioninkatu 40 room 1

– Tea/coffee

11.30-12.30 Aaron Maltais (Stockholm University)
“Making Our Children Finance Mitigation One Way or Another”

– Lunch

13.30-14.30 Blake Francis (Stanford University)
“Moral asymmetries in economic evaluations of climate change”

14.30-15.30 Simo Kyllönen and Alessandra Basso (University of Helsinki)
“Integrating ethics and economics of climate change? Intergenerational sufficientarianism informing the choice of the social discount rate”

– Tea/coffee

16.15-17.45 AID – Agora for Interdisciplinary Debate
“Integrating ethics and economics in climate policy assessment”
with John Broome, John O’Neill and Matti Liski at Unioninkatu 40 room 6

Wednesday 12 November

9.00-10.00 Duncan Purves (University of Wyoming)
“Intergenerational Justice and Discounting the Future”

10.00-11.00 Säde Hormio (University of Helsinki)
“Non-substitutability and dual-rate discounting”

– Tea/coffee

11.30-12.30 Adrian Walsh (University of New England)
“Climate Change Policy, Economic Analysis and Price-Independent Conceptions of Ultimate Value”

– Lunch

13.30-14.30 Eugen Pissarskoi (Institute for Ecological Economy Research, Berlin)
“Justification of a climate policy goal under uncertainty”

14.30-15.30 Matthew Rendall (University of Nottingham)
“Moral Supervenience and the Value of Possible People”

– Tea/coffee

16.00-17.00 Marisa Beck (University of Waterloo)
“Deciphering Pieces of Ethics: Integrated Assessment Models of Global Climate Change”

Thursday 13 November

9.00-11.00 John O’Neill (University of Manchester)
“Mapping climate disadvantage”
Keynote + Q&A at Siltavuorenpenger 3A, room 302

– Tea/coffee

11.30-12.30 Tony Gregg (American University)
“Trans-generational Justice: A Capabilities Approach That Spans Both Time and Space”

– Lunch

13.30-14.30 Kian Mintz-Woo (University of Graz)
“Prospect Theory and Determination of η”

14.30-15.30 Closing remarks – next steps