Scholar in Residence for Sustainability Ethics and Law at Widener University Commonwealth Law School.
The Director-General of UNESCO,
Audrey Azoulay, awarded the 2019 edition of the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for
Ethics in Science to Professor Donald A. Brown, Scholar in Residence for
Sustainability Ethics and Law at Widener University Commonwealth Law School
(USA). This year’s Avicenna Prize, its 5th edition, was dedicated to the ethics
of the environment.
Professor Brown is a world-renowned
expert in environmental science and more specifically in the international
climate change ethics movement. His book Climate Change Ethics: Navigating the
Perfect Moral Storm (2013) provides an influential analysis of why ethical principles
have been neglected and how to include them in the climate change conversation.
He has sought to ensure that applied
ethics is central to climate change policy development both nationally and
internationally. His compelling argument that limiting carbon emissions and
mitigating climate change is the ethical imperative of our time resonates
widely in the current discourse on climate change.
Environmental Lawyer and Professor
Donald A. Brown (USA) receives 2019 UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science