About us

Ethics in Climate and Development

Ethics in Climate and Development is a research programme within the Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group in the University of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies.

At the core of our research is the view that vulnerability is a side-effect of inequitable development. We aim to demonstrate how development outcomes can be improved by placing equity and ethics at the centre of global development research, policy and practice.

We have particular research expertise in the ethics of climate transitions in both the Global South and the Global North. We also work across a range of ethical issues arising in global development, including intersecting risks, urban violence, resilience to environmental shocks, indigenous rights, health, and safeguarding.

We draw on cutting edge research from across philosophy and the social sciences. Our collaborators include geographers, health scientists, political scientists, economists, and physical scientists. We collaborate widely with research and policy partners in the Global South.

Our research has been cited by the IPCC, the Cabinet Office, MPs, the City of Cape Town, and by several prominent international NGOs.

We have received funding from the British Academy, the Royal Academy for Engineering, AHRC, ESRC, NERC, the Newton Fund, the Leverhulme Trust, and the University of Warwick.