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Climate Change:  Ethical Issues and Implications

Friday, 1 September 2017 3:58pm

On Thursday 24 August, Professor Jonathan Boston from Victoria University of Wellington delivered a guest lecture on 'Climate Change: Ethical Issues and Implications' to the Law Faculty and students from the ENVI312 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Change class.

In the lecture, Professor Boston addressed the principles of distributive justice and considered how these principles might affect burden sharing amongst states, companies, and present and future generations.

Slides from the lecture can be accessed here (PDF, 1.3MB).

Professor Boston has published widely on a range of matters including public management, social policy, climate change policy, tertiary education policy, and comparative government.

While at Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Boston has served as Director of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies and Director of the Institute of Policy Studies. Earlier in his career he worked briefly for the New Zealand Treasury and taught at the University of Canterbury. During 2000-01 he was a member of the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission, and later helped to design, implement and evaluate the Performance-Based Research Fund. More recently he served as Co-Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty, established by the Children’s Commissioner. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2014 to undertake research on ‘Governing for the Future: Bringing Long-Term Policy Issues into Short-Term Political Focus’. Professor Boston also serves on the boards of a number of organizations including Oxfam NZ.