Laura García Portela

Dr. Laura García Portela

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Fields of work

  • Climate justice
  • Environmental ethics
  • Philosophy of climate science

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Professional background

2021 - 2022 Postdoc researcher in the project “Principles of Ethical Decision-Making in Environmental Practice”, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
2018 - 2021 Doctoral student at the Department of Philosophy and Doctoral Program in Climate Change, University of Graz
2014 - 2017 Research assistant at University of Valencia

Selected publications

García-Portela, L. (2022)
Backward-looking principles of climate justice: the unjustified move from the Polluter Pays Principle to the Beneficiary Pays Principle. Res Publica: a journal of moral, legal and social philosophy. (online first)

García-Portela, L. (2022)
Can Consumption-Based Emissions Accounting solve the problem of historical emissions? Some skeptical remarks. Ethics, Policy and the Environment 25 (3)

Garcia-Portela, L. (2020)
Moral Responsibility for Climate Change Loss and Damage: A response to the Excusable Ignorance Objection. Teorema. International Journal of Philosophy 1 (39): 7-24

Garcia-Portela, L. (2019)
Individual Compensatory Duties for Historical Emissions and the Dead-Polluters Objection, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 32 (4), pp. 591-609

Garcia-Portela, L. (2019)
Two Mutually Exclusive Concepts of Harm? Retrospective and Structural Wrongful Harm at the Bases of a Compensatory-Based Approach for Loss and Damage. Ethics, Policy & Environment, 21 (3)


Frigo, G.; Düvel, E.; García-Portela, L.; Hillerbrand, R.; Milchram, C.; Poznic, M.; Schmidt, M. W.; Widyatmanto, J. N.
Current Issues in the Emerging Field of Normative Energy Ethics
2023. Helmholtz Energy Conference (2023), Koblenz, Germany, June 12–13, 2023