CFP: Climate Change & Ethics: Where are we?

Submission deadline: January 25, 2022

Conference date(s):
March 25, 2022 - March 26, 2022

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This event is online

Conference Venue:

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, United States


Date: March 25 and 26, 2022

Proposals Due: January 25, 2022

A virtual symposium hosted by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology.

Call for Abstracts

In light of the slow progress being made to mitigate climate change, there is a need to reflect on the ethical considerations at play. How can ethics help structure the discussion and facilitate climate justice?

This symposium seeks to engage stakeholders in a debate around the ethical assumptions implicit in our discussions and actions around climate change.

Topics for contributions may include but are not limited to:

  • What are the relevant concepts and principles in the ethics of climate change? How can their practical impact be increased?
  • How can abstract principles like justice, responsibility, and sustainability be materialized?
  • What responsibility lies on different societal actors in the context of climate change, and how can they live up to it?
  • How does solidarity inform how we act in the face of climate change?
  • How can future generations be better taken into consideration?
  • What role do uncertainty and the precautionary principle play in decision-making around climate change?
  • How can fundamental ethical considerations be operationalized as legal and political principles to inform and shape climate action?
  • How can indigenous voices and knowledge have an equal place in decisions on climate change mitigation and adaptation?

For this two-day symposium, we invite presentations from all stakeholders, including scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, journalists, activists, and others.

Please submit an abstract of up to 500 words. Abstracts for 10-15 minute presentations are due by January 25, 2022. Please send your abstracts and questions about the event to [email protected]

This workshop will be held virtually, and there will be no charge for participation.

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