7 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2009
Date Written: Spring 2008
This article investigates considerations of distributive and corrective justice in the context of climate change policy. The authors accept that there is good reason for greenhouse gas emissions restrictions, but those reasons do not include concerns about distributive and corrective justice. It is unclear that those restrictions are the best way to help the most disadvantaged people in the world, and climate change does not fit the standard conception of tort.
Keywords: global warming, climate change policy, greenhouse gas emissions, restrictions, corrective justice, tort, policy, altruism, redistributive effects
JEL Classification: H77, F36
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Posner, Eric A. and Sunstein, Cass R., Global Warming and Social Justice (Spring 2008). Regulation, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 14-20, Spring 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1121781