Shop Talk: 'Sharing Burdens of Climate Change'
|Feb 18, 2017|
Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast, invites the public to a free talk featuring Professor Michael Howard, Department of Philosophy, University of Maine, Orono. Howard argues that domestic climate change policy must be shaped not only by global justice, but also by a fair sharing of the burden domestically. In both national and global cases, the “polluter pays” principle should be qualified by an “ability to pay” principle. A carbon fee and dividend is one policy that can help to satisfy these principles.