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Conference on "Integrating Climate Change and Development Ethics", April 15-16, 2010

Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University: Call for Papers

The Rock Ethics Institute at the Pennsylvania State University is organizing a conference to be held at Penn State on April 15–16, 2010, on "Integrating Development and Climate Change Ethics." The Rock Ethics Institute has issued a call for papers inviting those interested in presenting a paper at this conference to submit an abstract and a two page CV by October 30, 2009.

For more information on the call for papers see: http://rockethics.psu.edu/climate/events/idcce/cfp

For information on the conference see: http://rockethics.psu.edu/climate/events/idcce/

Because climate change can adversely affect the ability of human development prospects, and climate change policies should take into account human development needs, there is a need to integrate climate change and human development ethics. There is also a significant opportunity for climate change and human development ethicists to learn from each other about the ethical issues that should be understood if climate change and human development ethics were to be integrated. This conference will explore the linkages between climate change ethics and human development ethics. Because these issues are deeply interdisciplinary, organizers of the conference also welcome papers on relevant scientific, economic, and legal issues that should be considered in any ethical analysis of linkages between climate change and development concerns.

If you have questions/comments, please contact:

Donald A. Brown

Associate Professor, Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law, Penn State

Director, Pennsylvania Environmental Research Consortium

Director, Collaborative Program on Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change

dab57@psu.edu

717-802-1009 (cell);

814-865-3371 (office)