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While fiscal and different social technology services is imperative for profitable public policy-making relating to worldwide weather swap, social scientists face trade-offs among the clinical credibility, policy-relevance, and legitimacy in their coverage suggestion. From a philosophical viewpoint, this ebook systematically addresses those trade-offs and different the most important demanding situations dealing with the built-in monetary checks of the Intergovernmental Panel on weather swap (IPCC). in response to John Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy and an research of the value-laden nature and reliability of weather swap economics, the publication develops a elegant science-policy version and particular instructions for those exams of weather coverage thoughts. The middle suggestion is to scientifically discover some of the useful implications of different weather coverage pathways in an interdisciplinary demeanour, including diversified stakeholders. this would facilitate an iterative, deliberative public studying technique bearing on disputed coverage concerns. This quantity makes novel contributions to 3 strands of the literature: (1) the philosophy of (social) technology in coverage; (2) the philosophy of economics; and (3) debates in regards to the layout of clinical checks, together with the continual IPCC reform debate. This paintings is hence attention-grabbing for philosophers and different students reflecting at the science-policy interface, but additionally for evaluate practitioners, weather policy-makers, and economists. The science-policy process constructed during this quantity has already stimulated the hot socio-economic IPCC assessment.

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It is decisive for developing evaluation criteria © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 M. 1007/978-3-319-43281-6_2 19 20 2 The Need for an Integrated Economic Assessment of Climate Policy Options for the critical analysis of the IPCC’s assessments in the following chapters. 1 The Ideal Role of Scientific Expertise in Public Policy What can benefit from scientific policy advice from the perspective of political philosophy and what are the necessary conditions? John Dewey’s political philosophy provides some interesting general answers to these questions.

Science in democracy: Expertise, institutions, and representation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Brown, Matthew J. 2012. John Dewey’s logic of science. HOPOS 2(2): 258–306. Carraro, Carlo, Charles Kolstad, and Robert Stavins. 2015. Assessment and communication of the social science of climate change: Bridging research and policy. Memorandum from Workshop conducted 18–20 February 2015 in Berlin. pdf. Accessed 10 Apr 2015. ). 2014. Philosophy of social science: A new introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

22 But the report also lists some major requirements, such as availability of a broad range of low-carbon energy technologies, peak and strong decline of emissions rather soon, all major emitters reduce their emissions, market-based policy instruments (carbon taxation or emission trading scheme), etc. In terms of temperature targets, ambitious mitigation efforts (for instance, the 2 °C goal) do not mean that the aspired limit of the global mean temperature increase can be achieved with certainty if GHG emissions are reduced to a certain extent.

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