2018 Workshops

You Want Me To Stop Doing What?

Smoking power plant chimney over a town

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Date

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Time

12.00 - 13.00

Venue

Law Building, Room 114 (First Floor) (R1 on campus map)

Price

Free, booking recommended.

Many people feel powerless to do anything about climate change, despite being concerned about it. Reducing emissions is said to be too time consuming, too costly, too difficult, while the changes we could make in our daily lives are too small to make a difference anyway.

Join academics from Birmingham and Newcastle for this lively workshop which considers issues including: How much can we be expected to do about climate change and can we really make a difference to this global problem? When we ask people to reduce their emissions, what sorts of considerations are important? Who can have the biggest impact on the problem? Who should be allowed to emit the most?

The workshop will provide important feedback for a research project which considers the lives of ‘real’ people and the extent of their individual responsibility for climate change. It also offers participants an opportunity to reflect on their own circumstances and their ability to reduce their emissions.

Presented by the Politics Department (Newcastle University) and the Department of Philosophy (University of Birmingham)