John Broome: A Climate Bank to Combat Climate Change
The usual way of thinking about climate change is that the present generation will have to make large sacrifices in order to reduce emissions. For example, by consuming less goods and services. This is one reason why cutting emissions is so hard. But what if there is a way to get climate change under control where no one needs to sacrifice? John Broome, professor emeritus in moral philosophy at Oxford University and one of two moral philosophers involved in the work of the IPCC – The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change argues in a recent article that there is such a way. It involves a World Climate Bank. In this conversation with Gustaf Arrhenius, professor in moral philosophy and director of the Institute for Futures Studies, he expands on this idea. his idea.