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About usWho are we?Green Office GroningenCourse: Sustainability Myth Busters 2016

September 12

Faculty of Philosophy

Climate change is a simple problem with a simple solution.

By: Stijn Neuteleers

Stijn Neuteleers is a researcher focussed upon environmental issues and combines aspects of philosophy as well as economics to tackle the wicked problem of climate change.


What makes it so hard to deal with environmental problems, why is sustainability so difficult to realize? Stephen Gardiner calls climate change a ‘perfect moral storm’: while the moral urgency to act is very high, the structural impediments to moral acting are very high as well. This lecture will look at the structural nature of environmental problems such as climate change and biodiversity loss. It concerns complex multidimensional collective-action problems, within which global, intergenerational and even intrapersonal action problems are interwoven.

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