Multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to exploring the
social and ethical aspects of environmental issues. OCEES combines original academic research with social engagement and education in order to influence environmental attitudes and political processes, policies and practices towards more sustainable ways of living. The work focuses on human values - on ethics in the broadest sense of the term. It addresses the underlying ethical, philosophical, economic, social, political and legal issues across cultures and academic disciplines. Major areas of current research at OCEES include environmental philosophy, especially ethics; environmental risk; liability for environmental damage; the political economy of the environment and development; politics, democracy and the environment; links between environment, welfare and public health; climate change and history; intellectual property rights and traditional resource rights. Website includes details of projects and downloadable versions of the centre's working papers.