Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethics and Values in Sustainability Assessments
Berlin (Germany)16-19 September 2019
The Mercator Research Institute of Global Commons and Climate Change organizes an international and interdisciplinary conference on ethics and values in sustainability assessments, from September 16 to 19 in Berlin (Germany). This conference is about promising approaches to legitimacy at the science-policy interface in light of divergent normative viewpoints. We envisage a novel practically-informative evaluation of different approaches to divergent normative viewpoints – with a particular focus on the potential and limitations of deliberative approaches. We aim to identify and discuss responses that potentially meet the crucial, though ambiguous, criterion of liberal-democratic legitimacy, without falling into cynism or fatalism regarding divergent values and ethics in sustainability governance. Collaboration across disciplines is essential. Therefore the conference brings together experts from philosophy, economics, social-science and integrated assessment communities.The ambition is to inform future integrated assessment processes (such as by the IPCC, IPBES or UN Environment) and to inspire future critical-constructive research in this field. Dr.Francesc Bellaubi, member of the Silene Association, will participate with a paper.
More information: https://www.mcc-berlin.net/en/news/events/upcoming/ethicsandassessments/speakers.html