Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Carol Curtis and Tahirih Naylor
Facilitated by Peter Adriance and Duncan Hanks
For coverage of this session click here.
The search for solutions to both mitigate and adapt to climate change has raised difficult ethical questions about justice, equity, responsibility and obligation. This session begins with an overview of the Bahá’í International Community’s initial considerations on the challenge of climate change and its ethical dimensions. It then looks at the Marshall Islands and specific threats posed to residents of atoll nations, whose very existence may be at stake, and draws from the Bahá’í writings for guidance on appropriate responses. It concludes with small group exploration of specific case studies highlighting a range of ethical dimensions of climate change.
- Download Tahirih Naylor’s PowerPoint as PPTX
- Download Carol Curtis’s PowerPoint on the Marshall Islands (27.0 MB)
- Download Carol Curtis’s Paper on the Marshall Islands (MS Word Doc)
- Download Case Studies used for Climate Ethics session
- Download Instructions for Case Studies
- 12 young leaders from countries in the global South speak about the pressing global issues of climate change, peak oil and food security. from UNUChannel on Vimeo.
- Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change (endorsed by BIC 8/27/08)
Tahirih Naylor’s PowerPoint:
Carol Curtis’s PowerPoint: