MAH Logo

Utskrift från Malmö universitet - $

Patrik Baard


I defended my PhD thesis in philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. My dissertation was entitled 'Cautiously utopian goals: Philosophical analyses of climate change objectives and sustainability targets', and focused on epistemic and normative uncertainties in long-term planning. During 2017-2019 I did my first postdoc at the Swedish Biodiversity Center, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, on a project entitled 'Biodiversity, uncertainty, and ethics'.

Current research

My current postdoc (2020-2022) at GPS will focus on justice and normative issues in the construction and assessment of energy scenarios. This will combine my earlier interests in epistemic and normative issues.

In addition to that, I am the co-investigator in a project on research ethics in citizen science, together with researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

My specialities includes moral philosophy, applied ethics, environmental ethics, climate justice, and decision-making under uncertainty.

Recent publications

Baard, P., 2020. ‘Biocentric individualism and biodiversity conservation: An argument from parsimony’. Environmental Values:;

Baard, P. 2020. ‘Conflicting advice: Resolving conflicting moral recommendations in climate and environmental ethics’, in Walsh, Z., and Henning, B. (eds.) Ethics Beyond Anthropos: Climate Change Ethics and the Non-human World. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-03-6740-610-3

Baard, P. & Ahteensuu, M., 2019. ‘Ethics in conservation’. Journal for Nature Conservation 52:

Baard, P., 2019. ‘The goodness of means: Instrumental and relational values, causation, and environmental policies’. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics 32(1): 183-199

Baard, P. and Wikman Svahn, P. 2016. 'Do we have a residual obligation to engineer the climate, as a matter of justice?', in Preston, C. (ed.) Climate Justice & Geoengineering. UK: Rowman & Littlefield: 49-62. ISBN: 978-17-8348-636-6

Baard, P. 2016. ‘Risk-Reducing Goals: Ideals and Abilities When Managing Complex Environmental Risks’. Journal of Risk Research 19(2): 164-180.

Baard, P. 2015. 'Change of Plans?: An Environmental Pragmatist View on Reconsidering Long-term Goals'. Environmental Philosophy 12(2): 185-204.

Baard, P. 2015. ‘Managing Climate Change: A View from Deep Ecology’. Ethics & the Environment 20(1): 23-44.

Baard, P. 2015. ‘Adaptive Ideals and Aspirational Goals: The Realist Constraints and Utopian Ideals of Climate Change Adaptation’. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics 28(4): 739-757.

Faculties and departments

Department of Global Political Studies pil show
Faculty of Culture and Society pil show

Contact details
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Niagara,
Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
Delivery address:71

Research project: Energy scenarios and justice
Research project: Research ethics and citizen science
Google scholar page
blackbox blackbox
Malmö högskola
Kultur och samhälle
Globala politiska studier
WORK 205 06 Malmö Sverige Nordenskiöldsgatan 1
  Malmö universitet  
205 06 Malmö
  Niagara, rum Niagara, , Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö

work 040-6658403
Patrik Baard