Event

Imagining the Worst: Foresight, Ethics, and Extreme Climate Scenarios

This conference is organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Ljubljana. The conference will address the nexus of futures studies and ethics studies in the context of climate change with a strong focus on implications of worst case scenarios on governance processes on national, regional (especially Southeast Europe) and global level (e.g. UNFCCC negotiations and preparations for UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20)). In particular, the conference aims to: reflect on recent developments in ethical theory; promote ethically aware governance processes; advance futures studies; and promote the cross-sectoral dialogue of science and policy making experts.  

dates: 1-3 March 2011   location: Slovenia   additional: Bled   contact: S. Romi Mukherjee UNESCO - Division of Ethics of Science and Technology   phone: +33(0)1.45.68.44.29   e-mail: s.mukherjee@unesco.org   www: http://www.participate.si/globaldialogue-ccfuturesandethics/