"Justice and the Global Commons" - CSSJ Workshop

Past Event

14 December 2012, 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Manor Road Building
University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

This workshop is hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations and The Centre for the Study of Social Justice


  • Professor Simon Caney, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations
  • Dr Chris Armstrong, Social Sciences: Politics & International Relations, University of Southampton
  • Professor Henry Shue, Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
  • Theresa Scavenius, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
  • Professor Hillel Steiner, Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Manchester

Summary: Scholars of climate justice agree that the moral imperative of avoiding environmental harm and long-term climate change is one of the most challenging items of contemporary political thought. This workshop aims at taking the debate a step further by bridging the literature on climate justice and global commons (e.g. natural resources). In which sense is the global citizenry entitled to equal shares of natural resources? Currently, the consumption of natural resources is increasing whilst the attainment of global sustainability continues to deteriorate. What kind of responsibility do individuals and groups have for sharing the burdens of rectifying environmental harm fairly? What kind of institutional settings are suitable for monitoring and improving the sustainability of global commons? These and other questions will be discussed in the workshop.

To register for this workshop please click on the link: http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/index.php/event-registration.html

For further information please contact Theresa Scavenius: theresa.scavenius@nuffield.ac.ox.uk