The Morality of Carbon Offsets for Luxury Emissions

World Futures 77 (6):405-417 (2021)
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Abstract

Carbon offsetting remains contentious within, at least, philosophy. By posing and then answering a general question about an aspect of the morality of carbon offsetting—Does carbon offsetting make luxury emissions morally permissible?—this essay helps to lessen some of the topic’s contentiousness. Its central question is answered by arguing and defending the view that carbon offsetting makes luxury emissions morally permissible by counteracting potential harm. This essay then shows how this argument links to and offers a common starting point for further examination of offsetting across various disciplines and domains, such as policy and other branches of philosophy like the ethics of risk.

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Adriana Placani
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Stearns Broadhead
University of Graz

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