publication . Article . 2016

Climate Change and National Self-Interest

Anders Nordgren;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Centrum för tillämpad etik
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Mitigation of climate change is often described as a tragedy of the commons. According to this theoretical framework, it is collectively rational for present-generation countries to mitigate climate change, but not individually rational to do so. It is rather in national self-interest to ‘free-ride’ on the mitigation actions of other countries. In this paper, I discuss two arguments criticizing this view. According to these arguments, it is in most cases individually rational for present-generation countries to mitigate, i.e., it is in their national self-interest. The first argument focuses on national self-interest in terms of economic efficiency, the second o...
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free text keywords: Climate change, Economic efficiency, Mitigation, National security, Self-interest, Ethics, Etik, Tragedy of the commons, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Economics, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Socioeconomics
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publication . Article . 2016

Climate Change and National Self-Interest

Anders Nordgren;