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Reparative Justice for Climate Refugees
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This paper sketches an account of reparative justice for climate refugees, focusing on total land loss due to sea-level rise. I begin by outlining the harm of this loss in terms of self-determination and cultural heritage. I then consider, first, who is owed these reparations? Second, who should pay such reparations? Third, in what form should the reparations be paid? I end with thoughts on the project of reparative justice more generally, arguing that such obligations do not depend upon a perfect account of how reparations might be fulfilled; we simply have an obligation to shoot the arrow as close to the target as we can.
Buxton, R. (2019). Reparative Justice for Climate Refugees. Philosophy, 94(2), 193-219. Retrieved from https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/philosophy/article/reparative-justice-for-climate-refugees/46BB56F3E3891EC118FBEBB4CA593DD2.