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1 Assignment 3 Take 2 on Assignment 1 + Discounting and Climate Change Tiago Domingos Assistant Professor Environment and Energy Scientific Area Department of Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Program and Advanced Degree in Sustainable Energy Systems Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Program in Environmental Engineering https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/disciplinas/ee/ /2-semestre

2 Assignment I: Knowledge and Ethics in the Climate Change Debate Using the knowledge gathered from the readings from Funtowicz and Ravetz and Sandel, together with the additional pointers on uncertainty and philosophy of knowledge … Carry out a rough assessment of the climate change debate … Considering –The uncertainties and the stakes involved –What libertarianism, utilitarianism, Kant and Rawls have to say about burden sharing (intra and inter-countries) in addressing climate change In a max. 4 page text Take as your departing point pp in the Hartwell paper

3 Assignment III: Take II on Assignment 1 + Discounting and Climate Change Considering the following documents … –The Stern Review (2007), pp –Nordhaus, W. (2007). Critical assumptions in the Stern review on climate change. Science 317: –Fisher, Norgaard, Howarth, Nordhaus (2007) CO2 emissions - getting bang for the buck. Science 318: –Spash (2007). The economics of climate change impacts à la Stern. Ecological Economics 63: –Heal, G. (2008). Climate economics: A meta-review and some suggestions. NBER Working Paper No … analyse the debate on discounting and climate change, applying the knowledge acquired in the lectures on discounting Integrate fully the new content and the different components in the original content, hence integrating ethics, uncertainty and discounting In the text, reference all content Insert at the end all references used, using a standard formatting (choose the formating from any scientific journal) In a max. 8 page text


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