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Ethics and Climate Change Lecture Series: "The Ethics of Carbon Trading"

Robyn Eckersley is a Professor and Head of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She has published widely in the fields of environmental politics and policy, political theory and international relations. Her books include Environmentalism and Political Theory (1992); Markets, the State and the Environment: Towards Integration (1995) (as editor); The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty (2004); The State and the Global Ecological Crisis (2005, as co-editor) and Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge (2006, as co-editor). She is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Environmental Politics; Environmental Value; Ethics and International Affairs; Ethics, Place and Environment; Global Change, Peace and Security; Global Environmental Politics; International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development; International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law and Philosophy; Journal of International Political Theory; New Political Economy; and Organisation and Environment. From 1995-2005 she served as a Member of the Hazardous Waste Technical Working Group, a statutory committee advising the Commonwealth Minister on Australia's obligations under the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste. Her current research focuses on climate policy, with a special focus on the international climate change negotiations, the justice implications of carbon trading schemes, and the relationship between the World Trade Organisation and the climate change regime. She was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia in 2007. She will appear via video conference on April 21, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. Robert Socolow, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will serve as discussant for this lecture.

Location: Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building

Date/Time: 04/21/09 at 5:00 pm - 04/21/09 at 06:30 am

This event is co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the University Center for Human Values. It is a Siebel Energy Grand Challenges Series.

Category: Climate & Energy Challenge