Practical Philosophy Seminar: Christopher Bertram

"Restricted mobility and climate emergency"

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Prof. Christopher Bertram


Some climate activists and political philosophers have suggested that migration to wealthy countries may need to be restricted in order to reduce carbon emissions. Such arguments are the flip side of some pro-migration arguments from economists. Starting from a methodological framework that rules governing human mobility have to be justifiable to everyone, I argues that restrictions that push the costs of climate mitigation of those who are already sufferering from its consequences are unjustified, but that intensifies the obligation of the already-wealthy to pursue rapid decarbonization.


Christopher Bertram is Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Bristol.


12.15-14 Seminar on "Restricted mobility and climate emergency"
14-15 Lunch
15-17 Meeting with students

Published Jan. 7, 2020 3:50 PM - Last modified Jan. 7, 2020 5:00 PM