Adam Plachciak

Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland), Faculty of Economics, Management and Tourism in Jelenia Gora, ul. Nowowiejska 3, Poland

2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture – ITEMA 2018 – Graz, Austria, November 8, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-13-4


The purpose of the paper is to present the need of ethical concern in the context of climate change as one of the main environmental problems. The attention was focused on moral responsibility for the nature from anthropocentric perspective.

Key words

climate change, ethics, anthropocentrism, biocentrism, ecocentrism.


[1] Gardiner, S. M., Caney, S., Jamieson, Shue, D. H., (ed.), (2007) Climate Ethics: Essential Readings, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

[2]   Gardiner, S. M., (2011) A Perfect Moral Storm. The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

[3]   Skimshire, S., (ed.), (2010) Future Ethics. Climate Change and Apocalyptic Imagination, Continuum International Publishing Group, New York.

[4]   Tremmel, J., Robinson, K., (2014) Climate Ethics. Environmental Justice and Climate Change, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, London – New York.

[5]   Malucha, M., (2010) Przyczyny zmian klimatu. Próba eksplikacji głównych problemów, (in:) Borys, T., Fiedor, B., Ekonomia. Gospodarka a środowisko, Prace Naukowe Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu (No. 11), Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu, Wrocław, p. 62.

[6]   Tyndall, T., (1861) On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gases and Vapors and on the Physical Connection of Radiation, Absorption and Conduction, „Philosophical Magazine Series Four” (No. 146).

[7]   Arhenius, S. A., (1903) Lehrbuch der kosmischen physic, Hirschel Publishing House, Lipsk.

[8]   Chamberlin, T. C., (1899) An Attempt to Frame a Working Hypothesis of the Cause of Global Periods on an Atmospheric Basis, „Journal of Geology” (No. 7).

[9]   Keeling, Ch. D., (1970) Is Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Changing Man’s Environment? „Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society” (No. 1).

[10] Baran, A., Janik, A., Ryszko, A., (2011) Handel emisjami w teorii o praktyce, Wydawnictwo Fachowe, Warszawa, pp. 31 – 126.

[11] Naess, A., (1988) Deep ecology and ultimate premises, ”The Ecologist” (No. 18), pp.128–131.

[12] Devall, B., Sessions, G., (1988) Deep Ecology: Living as if Nature Mattered, Peregrine Smith Publisher, Salt Lake City.

[13] Baird, C. J., (1980) Animal Liberation: A Triangular Affair, ”Environmental Ethics” 1980, (No. 2), (Vol. 4), pp. 311–338.

[14] Okoye, Ch. A., (2012) The Problem of Climate Change: A Study of Anthropocentric Environmental Ethics, “Research on Humanities and Social Sciences” (Vol. 9), p. 137.

[15] Rawls, J., (1973) A Theory of Justice, Oxford University Press, Oxford, p. 15.

[16] Rawls, J., (1973) A Theory of Justice, Oxford University Press, Oxford, p. 504.

[17] Rawls, J., (1973) A Theory of Justice, Oxford University Press, Oxford, p. 505.

[18] Walzer, M., (1983) Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality, Blackwell, Oxford, p. 314.

[19] The World Commission on Environment and Development. Our Common Future, (1987) Oxford University Press, Oxford, p. 43.

[20] The World Commission on Environment and Development. Our Common Future, (1987) Oxford University Press, Oxford, p. 239.

[21] Polios, L., (1996) Environmentalism and Economic Justice, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, pp. XV-XVI.

[22] Dobson, A, (1998) Justice and the Environment. Conceptions of Environmental Sustainability and Dimensions of Social Justice, Oxford University Press, Oxford, p. 20.

[23] Heilbroner, R., (1981) What has Posterity Ever Done for Me, [in:] E. Partridge (ed.), Responsibilities to Future Generations, Prometheus Book, New York, p. 49.

[24] Eckersley R., (1992) Environmentalism and Political Theory: Toward an Ecocentric Approach, Suny Press, Albany, p. 70.

[25] Plachciak, A., (2009) Sustainable Development – the Way of Building Just Society, “Economics and Sociology” (No. 1), (Vol. 2), pp. 108-109.

[26]     Maedowcroft, J., (2005) From Well-fare State to Ecostate, [in:] J. Berry, R. Eckersley, the State and the Global Ecological Crises, MIT Press, London 2005. pp. 3 – 23.



Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – UdEkoM Balkan
179 Ustanicka St, 11000 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

ITEMA conference publications are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.