Theology and Ethics of Energy / Oil Sands

1 December 2015, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Speaker: Prof Michael Northcott, Divinity, University of Edinburgh 
Respondent: Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, Tyndale House, Divinity, University of Cambridge

Prof Northcott explained the environmental consequences of oil sands (tar sands) development in Canada. Dr Chaplin explored the moral implications of oil sands and introduced a framework of shared responsibilities drawing on political theory. Dr Reiner described how Canadian domestic politics impacts oil sands in Alberta and compared the provincial wealth fund to Norway’s experience.

 

Open to all.  No registration required
Part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group Seminar Series

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