Future generations

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, and in this theme there is a focus on future generations and their living conditions. We aim to examine among other things climate ethics, sustainable development, green growth, obstacles to climate action and social dilemmas.

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, and this theme examines the living and social conditions of future generations - people who are not yet born but will be affected by our decisions. This theme brings together researchers in economics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, demography and political science - including researchers affiliated with the IPCC. 

There is already an extensive scientific literature on different emission scenarios and the possible climate changes they can cause, but although this research is an excellent basis for planning what needs to be done. well-founded action requires that we take much greater account of results in humanities and social science research concerning things like values, behaviors and institutions.

Humans are conservative in terms of living standard, why should the welfare level of our time be maintained? Science's methods for measuring human and societal success are dated, what do the new ones look like? The number of non-human animals greatly exceed that of humans, what moral weight do they have?

This theme includes:

  • climate ethics
  • sustainable development
  • green growth
  • climate and health
  • obstacles to climate action
  • social dilemmas
  • artistic research on climate change

Researchers

Anders Herlitz
Anders Herlitz
Associate Professor, Practical Philosophy
Axel Gosseries
Axel Gosseries
PhD, Philosophy (Louvain), LL.M. (London)
Dean Spears
Dean Spears
Assistant Professor, Economics
Elizabeth Finneron-Burns
Elizabeth Finneron-Burns
PhD, Philosophy
Emil Andersson
Emil Andersson
PhD, Philosophy
Faradj Koliev
Faradj Koliev
PhD, Political Science
Folke Tersman
Folke Tersman
Chair Professor, Practical Philosophy
Göran Duus-Otterström
Göran Duus-Otterström
Professor, Political Science
Gustaf Arrhenius
Gustaf Arrhenius
Director and Professor, Practical Philosophy
H. Orri Stefánsson
H. Orri Stefánsson
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Hilary Greaves
Hilary Greaves
Professor, Philosophy
Ian Higham
Ian Higham
PhD, Political Science
Joe Roussos
Joe Roussos
PhD, Philosophy
Johan E. Gustafsson
Johan E. Gustafsson
Associate Professor, Philosophy
John Broome
John Broome
Emeritus White’s Professor, Moral Philosophy
Julia Mosquera
Julia Mosquera
PhD, Philosophy
Karim Jebari
Karim Jebari
PhD., Philosophy
Karin Bäckstrand
Karin Bäckstrand
Professor, Environmental Social Science
Katie Steele
Katie Steele
Associate Professor
Kirsti Jylhä
Kirsti Jylhä
PhD, Psychology
Klas Markström
Klas Markström
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Krister Bykvist
Krister Bykvist
Professor, Practical Philosophy
Malcolm Fairbrother
Malcolm Fairbrother
Professor, Sociology
Martin Kolk
Martin Kolk
Associate Professor, Demography
Melinda A. Roberts
Melinda A. Roberts
Professor, Philosophy
Olle Torpman
Olle Torpman
PhD, Philosophy
Paul J Bowman
Paul J Bowman
PhD, Philosophy
Ralf M. Bader
Ralf M. Bader
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Staffan Julén
Staffan Julén
Head of communications, Documentary film director, Producer
Stéphane Zuber
Stéphane Zuber
Research professor
Timothy Campbell
Timothy Campbell
PhD, Philosophy
Wlodek Rabinowicz
Wlodek Rabinowicz
Senior Professor, Practical Philosophy

Research project

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