Professor Moss’s main research interests are in political philosophy and applied philosophy. Current research interests include projects on: Climate Justice and Non-State Actors (With Lachlan Umbers, Routledge 2020), Climate Justice Beyond the State, (With Lachlan Umbers, Routledge, 2021) as well as projects on the ethical issues associated with unconventional gas and fossil fuel exports. He leads the Climate Justice Research program at UNSW and has published several books including: Reassessing Egalitarianism, Climate Change and Social Justice, and Climate Change and Justice (Cambridge University Press).
Professor Moss is the recipient of the Eureka Prize for Ethics, the Australasia Association of Philosophy Media Prize and several Australian Research Council Grants including: A Future Fellowship on ‘Climate Justice’, and ‘Egalitarian Approaches to Climate Justice’. He chaired the UNESCO working group on Climate Ethics and Energy Security, was a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts and has been a visitor at Oxford, Milan and McGill universities.
Recent publications include:
- Moss and R. Kath, ‘Justice and Climate Transitions’, University of Tasmania Law Review, 37/2, 2019.
- Umbers and J. Moss, ‘The Climate Duties of Sub-National Political Communities’ Political Studies. 2019.
- Moss, R. Kath., ‘Historical Responsibility and the Carbon Budget’, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol 36/2, 2019 pp. 268-289.
- Moss and L. Umbers, ‘Going it Alone: Cities and States for Climate Action’, Ethics, Policy and the Environment, Vol. 20, 2018.
- Moss, ‘The Morality of Divestment’, Law and Policy, Vo. 39/4, October 2017. Published online August 11, DOI: 10.1111/lapo.12088