Eric Brandstedt

Eric Brandstedt

Senior lecturer

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Senior lecturer in human rights studies and associate professor in philosophy. My research concerns the normative dimension of climate change, more specifically, what is a fair distribution of the costs and benefits of dealing with climate change, and intergenerational justice. I also have a general interest in political and moral philosophy, and in particular methodological questions and John Rawls's theories and methods. I'm also interested in the concept of human rights and what role it can play in international politics.

Currently, I'm the PI of an interdisciplinary research project (funded by the Swedish Energy Agency) about a just transition to a low-carbon future. The project addresses the following research questions: (1) What kinds of grievances does the transition to a low-carbon economy give rise to?; (2) What moral principles should be used to systematise and explain these grievances?; and (3) how can these grievances be dealt with in a fair way?

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

UKÄ subject classification

  • Philosophy


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