Kiel Marine Science

JProf. Dr. Christian Baatz

Olshausenstr. 80g, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-2823

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Information about JProf. Dr. Christian Baatz


Christian Baatz studied Environmental Science at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, and received his doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Greifswald in 2017. Subsequently, he led a postdoctoral project at Kiel University. Since 2020, he isJunior Professor for Climate Ethics, Sustainability and Global Justice in the Department of Philosophy, and leads a transdisciplinary group of junior researchers investigating what indicates a just financing of adaptation to climate change in the Global South. Christian Baatz has researched at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Zurich, and the University of Washington.

Research Questions

Central to Christian Baatz’s research are ethical questions in connection with climate change. Another research theme is the justification and application of human rights norms. Current research questions include:

  • How are international funds for climate change adaptation distributed, what characterizes a just distribution, and how could the current distribution practice be improved?
  • By which criteria should measures for so-called Carbon Dioxide Removal be evaluated?
  • Who has a claim to compensation for climate change related damages and risks and how and in which form should compensation be provided?
Current Research

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