Journal of Business Ethics Education

Volume 8, Issue 1, 2011

Laura Lamb, Panagiotis Peter Tsigaris
Pages 139-155

Public Good Provision and Fairness Issues for Climate Change Mitigation
A Classroom Experiment

This article presents a new classroom experiment in order to illustrate and initiate discussion on the public good provision of prevention of dangerous anthropogenic climate change. The classroom game aids students’ understanding of the difficulty associated with funding public goods; the role of fairness in climate change negotiations; the risks associated with catastrophic climate change impact; and the free riding concept. The classroom game has been played in various business, economics and political science courses. Feedback received from students indicates a rewarding learning experience.