On the concept of climate debt: its moral and political value

  title={On the concept of climate debt: its moral and political value},
  author={Jonathan Pickering and Christian Barry},
  journal={Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy},
  pages={667 - 685}
A range of developing countries and international advocacy organizations have argued that wealthy countries, as a result of their greater historical contribution to human-induced climate change, owe a ‘climate debt’ to poor countries. Critics of this argument have claimed that it is incoherent or morally objectionable. In this essay we clarify the concept of climate debt and assess its value for conceptualizing responsibilities associated with global climate change and for guiding international… Expand
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