Journal of Applied Philosophy 36 (4):592-607 (2019)

Angie Pepper
University of Roehampton
In this article, I expand the existing discourse on climate justice by drawing out the implications of taking animal rights seriously in the context of human-induced climate change. More specifically, I argue that nonhuman animals are owed adaptive assistance to help them cope with the ill-effects of climate change, and I advance and defend four principles of climate justice that derive from a general duty of adaptation. Lastly, I suggest that even if one can successfully argue that the protection of human interests in adaptation ought to be prioritised, nonhuman animal rights will continue to place significant constraints on climate change action.
Keywords climate change  adaptation  global justice  nonhuman animals  human rights  animal rights  cosmopolitanism
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/japp.12337
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 63,319
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Is there a convincing case for climate veganism?Teea Kortetmäki & Markku Oksanen - 2021 - Agriculture and Human Values 38 (3):729-740.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Animals and Climate Change.Thornes Tobias - 2016 - Journal of Animal Ethics 6 (1):81-88.
Adapting Food Production to Climate Change: An Inclusive Approach.Cristian Timmermann & Georges F. Félix - 2015 - Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet.
Justice and Climate Change: Toward a Libertarian Analysis.Dan C. Shahar - 2009 - The Independent Review 14 (2):219-237.
Climate Change: Life and Death.John Broome - 2015 - In Jeremy Moss (ed.), Climate Change and Justice. Cambridge University Press. pp. 184–200.
Climate Change, Violence, and Film.Chase Hobbs-Morgan - 2017 - Political Theory 45 (1):76-96.
Cosmopolitan Climates.Mike Hulme - 2010 - Theory, Culture and Society 27 (2-3):267-276.
Contractualism and Climate Change.Jussi Suikkanen - 2014 - In Marcello Di Paola & Gianfranco Pellegrino (eds.), Canned Heat: Ethics and Politics of Climate Change. Routledge. pp. 115-128.


Added to PP index

Total views
60 ( #177,724 of 2,448,752 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
9 ( #72,406 of 2,448,752 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes