Ethics and Climate

Donald Brown

Ethics and Climate - Donald Brown

How US Climate Change Law Must Be Reconciled With Existing International Law and Ethical Obligations.


The following video explains how US law on climate change must be upgraded  to be consistent with a body of international law on climate change that has developed over the past 20 years as well as ethical obligations the United States has under law and ethical theory.

Debate about climate change policy in the United States has almost always assumed that US policy-makers can look to US economic interests alone in establishing US climate change policies. This video explains why US domestic law on climate change must be consistent with existing provisions of international law and US ethical obligations,



The site will soon post a written summary of the material in this video,




Donald A. Brown

Scholar in Residence,

Sustainability Ethics and Law

Widener University School of Law


  • Dan says:

    I get a message saying that the video is private whenever I try to play it.

    September 16, 2012 at 7:50 am
    • Donald A. Brown says:

      It is now working

      September 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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