4/4/22 Climate Justice: Theory and Practice

Co-convened by the “How much is enough?” project (PI: Constanze Binder) the “Inequality against Freedom” project (PI: Nicholas Vrousalis). 

Erasmus Institute of Philosophy and Economics

Erasmus School of Philosophy

Erasmus University Rotterdam 

4 April 2022

This day workshop will address theoretical and practical issues on climate justice at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and law, bringing together theoreticians and practitioners from all three disciplines. A special focus will be on the duties of states, companies and individuals to take action against climate change; and on the use of international law and human rights legislation as an instrument to enforce climate actions. The dialogue between academics, NGOs and activists aims to explore how academic work can be made fruitful for action for climate justice, while allowing the experience of practitioners to inform academic inquiry.  

Climate Justice in Theory and Practice

Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE)

Erasmus School of Philosophy

Erasmus University Rotterdam

4 April, 2022

Venue:  room Theil C1-2, Campus Woudestein, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Zoom: you will receive the link upon registration

9:30 – 9:40: Welcome

9:40 – 10:40: Session 1: Human Rights and Climate Justice

Speaker: Constanze Binder (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Chair: Nicholas Vrousalis (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

10:40 – 10:50: Break

10:50 – 11:50: Session 2: Economic Possibilities for our Grandparents

Speaker: Lucas Stanczyk (Harvard University)

Chair: Rebecca Ploof (Leiden University) 

11:50 – 12:00: Break

12:00 – 13:00: Session 3: Climate Change and the Inefficacy Argument

Speaker: Benjamin Mullins (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Chair: Marianna Riquito  (University of Amsterdam)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00: Session 4: Collective Climate Duties: The New Role of Climate Justice

Speaker: Angela Kallhoff (University of Vienna)

Chair: Elisabetta Gobbo (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30: Session 5: Litigating for the Climate: the Urgenda Case and Beyond

Speaker: Dennis van Berkel (Director Climate Litigation Network, Legal Counsel Urgenda Foundation)

Chair: Savriel Dilingh (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

16:30 – 16:40: Coffee Break

16:40 – 18:00: Session 6: Roundtable Discussion on Climate Justice: Academics meet Activists

Speaker: All speakers, as well as invited activists

Chair: Constanze Binder (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Attendance is free. 

Please register here: https://forms.gle/qzygtD358UKQcZP1A Please note that the deadline for registering for the dinner is the 27th of March.