Global Justice & Ecological Debt

This project arose from earlier work on integrating ecological thinking into social and political theory.  Both the finance project and the human rights project were originally part of this, but the three relatively distinct areas each grew to the scope of a book each!

Early research benefited from British Academy and Leverhulme grants, which are gratefully acknowledged.

Although the full conceptualisation of ecological debt has still to be completed, some relevant themes come through in a number of my articles, including ‘On the nature of our debt to the global poor’ (2008).  A recent piece co-authored with then-PhD student, Yukinori Iwaki, combines thinking about ecological debt with his interesting ideas about ‘temporal debt’: ‘Had we but world enough, and time: integrating the dimensions of global justice (2016)’.