Numbers and Stories 2 | Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change Research




Inizio: Mag 27 | 09:00 am

Fine : Mag 28 | 06:00 pm

Climate Change

Via Ampere, 2 20133 Milano MI

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Politecnico di Milano (Campus Leonardo)
Aula Rogers
Via Ampère, 2 – 20133 Milano


The conference “Numbers and Stories 2″ will bring together internationally renowned experts and early career researchers for an interdisciplinary discussion on the ethical dimensions of climate change research.

Specifically, the first day will be concerned with the theme of illegitimate value influences and the responsibility of scientists and institutions in ensuring relevance and integrity of climate change research. The second day will discuss whether and how considerations of justice should enter the evaluation of mitigation scenarios and how doing so could enhance the credibility and effectiveness of future research. Specific proposals will be discussed for operationalizing justice into quantitative emission scenarios produced by the scientific community.

Like its previous edition, ‘Numbers and Stories 2’ will have a strongly interdisciplinary character, featuring contributions by climate scientists, economists, sociologists, statisticians, engineers, ethicists, and epistemologists. We look forward to sparking new interactions and collaborations among speakers and audience members, with the aim of creating a trans-disciplinary community that can help address the complex questions raised during the event.

Participation is free. Registration is required. Attendance can be both online or in presence. A few days after registration, you will receive an email with link and password to attend online.



Monday May 27

9:00-9:30 Welcome
9:30-10:30 Alaa Al Khourdajie (Imperial College London): “From assessment to action: How the IPCC shapes our understanding of climate change.”
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Balàzs Markò (Bocconi): “What is the effect of militarization on GHG emissions”; Erica Onnis and Vittorio Giordano (Torino): “Dietary patterns and climate change mitigation”.
14:00-15:00 Franziska Hoffart (Goettingen): “Responsibilities of science and economics: Should we all be climate economists and is this adequate?”
15:00-15:30 Sofia Henriks (Lund): “Models for policy and planning”
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 Andrea Saltelli (Bergen/Barcelona): “Mathematical models: A state of exception”
17:00-17:10 Greetings: Alessandro Perego (Vice Rector for Sustainable Development and Societal Impact)
17:10-18:00 Panel I: Responsibility in Climate Research, with Chiara Candelise (Bocconi/Imperial), Francesca Pongiglione (UniSR), and Massimo Tavoni (PoliMi/RFF-CMCC).

Tuesday May 28

9:30-10:30 Mathias Frisch (Hannover): “Values in integrated assessment modeling in the light of deep uncertainties”
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Alaize Dall’Orsoletta (Minho): “Toward fairer transportation”; Josè Antonio Ballesteros Figueroa (ITESM): “Narratives of quantification”
14:00-15:00 Kian Mintz-Woo (University College Cork/IIASA): “Justice for climate researchers”
15:00-15:30 Karl Scheifinger (IIASA): “Integrating justice in climate change mitigation” (joint work with C. Zimm et al.)
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 Elena Verdolini (Brescia/RFF-CMCC): “The economics of a just (twin) transition”
17:00-18:00 Panel II: Justice and Credibility, with Marco Grasso (Bicocca), Amsalu Woldie Yalew (RFF-CMCC, Ca’ Foscari), and Massimo Tavoni (PoliMi/RFF-CMCC)


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Scientific + Organizing Committee:
Hernán Bobadilla (DMAT), Rawad El Skaf (DMAT), Sara Giarola (DIG/RFF-CMCC), Francesco Nappo (DMAT), Massimo Tavoni (DIG/RFF-CMCC), Henrik Thorén (Lund University), Giovanni Valente (DMAT)

With the organizational support of:
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG), Politecnico di Milano
Department of Mathematics (DMAT), Politecnico di Milano
Department of Philosophy, Lund University
Laboratorio EFFEDIESSE (Formazione e Sperimentazione Didattica), Politecnico di Milano
META (Social Sciences and Humanities for Science and Technology), Politecnico di Milano
RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment

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