Global Climate Policy for Philosophers

Global Climate Policy for Philosophers
Michael Weisberg

This presentation is an overview of the Global Climate Regime: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and various bilateral, sub-national, and private sector agreements that together constitute global climate policy. Within the processes run by these bodies, there are many complex issues and open questions ripe for philosophical contribution.

Michael Wiesberg will focus on these points and give some practical pointers for constructively engaging with the regime.


Michael Weisberg is Bess W. Heyman President's Distinguished Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Senior Faculty Fellow and Director of Post-Graduate Programs at Perry World House. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Biology and Philosophy, advisor to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Nairobi Work Programme, climate advisor to the Republic of Maldives, and directs Penn’s campus-wide research in Galápagos. He is the author of Simulation and Similarity: Using Models to Understand the World and Galápagos: Life in Motion, as well as a contributing author to the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report.


This event is supported by the Centre for Philosophy of the Sciences.

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Date & time

Fri 05 Aug 2022, 10:00am to 12:00pm


RSSS Auditorium (Room 1.28), Level 1, 146 Ellery Crescent Acton, ACT 2601


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