Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability
2013-2014 Faculty

Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda

  • Climate Debt, Race Debt, Climate Colonialism: Forging a Just Future 

    Moe-Lobeda Square

         This project addresses the ethical issues inherent in the fact that while climate change is caused overwhelmingly by the world’s high-consuming people, it is wreaking death and destruction first and foremost on impoverished peoples, especially (but not only) people of  the Global South.  The project has two related objectives. The first is to launch an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary project in public scholarship that examines the moral implications of climate change as a compelling moral matter of race-based climate debt and climate debt owed by the Global North to the Global South, and to examine the implications for social change at levels of individual life style, business, institutions of civil society, public policy, and consciousness/worldview. Opportunities will be open for the participation of Seattle University faculty. The second objective is to further my own research into this moral issue.