Professor Moss’s main research interests are in political philosophy and applied philosophy. Current research interests include projects on: climate justice, the ethics of renewable energy as well as the ethical issues associated with climate transitions. He is Director of the Practical Justice Initiative and leads the Climate Justice Research program at UNSW as part of the Practical Justice Initiative (PJI). Moss has published several books including: Reassessing Egalitarianism, Climate Justice Beyond the State (with Lachlan Umbers), Climate Justice and Non-State Actors (with Lachlan Umbers) and Climate Change and Justice (Cambridge University Press). He is the recipient of the Eureka Prize for Ethics, the Australasia Association of Philosophy Media Prize and several Australian Research Council Grants including most recently, A Just Climate Transition, Ethics, Responsibility and the Carbon Budget, with researchers from Adelaide, ANU and Oxford. He chaired the UNESCO working group on Climate Ethics and Energy Security, and has been a visitor at Oxford, Milan and McGill universities. Recent publications include: Climate Justice Beyond the State (with Lachlan Umbers), J.Moss, R. Kath., ‘Historical Responsibility and the Carbon Budget’, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol 36/2, 2019 pp. 268-289.‘The Morality of Divestment’, Law and Policy, July 2017; ‘Mining and Morality’, Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol 51 No 3, 2016; ‘Going It Alone: Cities and States for Climate Action’, Ethics, Policy and Environment’, 12/2/18.
Social Justice and the Future of Bushfire Insurance
Recent funded research
J.Moss, A Just Climate Transition, ARC LInkage 2020-3.
J.Moss,Garrett Cullity, Christian Barry and John Broome ARC Discovery, ‘Ethics Responsibility and the Carbon Budget’, 2018-20.
J.Moss, Simon Keller, Iwao Hirose, Garrett Cullity, ARC Discovery, Egalitarian Responses to Climate Change, 2010-14 .
J.Moss, ARC Future Fellowship, “Climate Justice”,