Tuesday 13
C2 - Environment III
Chair: Justin Leroux
› 9:50 - 10:15 (25min)
› Room 521 - L. Jouvet
Intergenerational equity under catastrophic climate change
Aurélie Méjean  1@  , Antonin Pottier  2@  , Stéphane Zuber  3@  , Marc Fleurbaey  4@  
2 : Centre d'économie industrielle  (CERNA)  -  Website
MINES ParisTech - École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris
60, boulevard Saint Michel, 75272 Paris Cedex 06 -  France
4 : Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs  (WWSPIL)  -  Website
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Robertson Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-1013 -  United States

Climate change raises the issue of intergenerational equity, as catastrophes may unfairly affect some generations. As climate change threatens irreversible and dangerous impacts, possibly leading to extinction, one relevant trade-off may not just involve present and future consumption, but present consumption and the mere existence of future generations. This paper aims at identifying public policies that can reduce unfairness and strike a compromise between present and future generations when the potential impact of catastrophic climate change on the economy is accounted for.

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