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Environmental Philosophy

Volume 7, Issue 1, Spring 2010

Jay Odenbaugh
Pages 1-15

Subsistence versus Sustainable Emissions? Equity and Climate Change

In this essay, I first consider what the implications of global climate change will be regarding issues of equity. Secondly, I consider two types of proposals which focus on sustainable emissions and subsistence rights respectively. Thirdly, I consider where these proposal types conflict. Lastly, I argue under plausible assumptions, these two proposals actually imply similar policies regarding global climate change.

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