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Rather, it is a lack of “conditions of possibilities for individuals to . . develop and realize their capabilities” (Otto and Ziegler 2006, 278) that often is the problem. In other words, if we cannot for some reason “convert the characteristics, commodities, infrastructures, and arrangements into a [mobilities] functioning” (Otto and Ziegler 2006, 279) this is an indirect cause of diminished well-being. The concept of conversion factors also points to how the lack of sociocultural conversion factors (bargaining power) and personal conversion factors (negotiation ability) in climate change negotiations contributes to diminishing a person’s important negotiation capabilities, such as play (Mace 2006, 66 see also Chapter Five).
INTRODUCTION 27 In the second part of Chapter Four, we relate transformative learning and education to adaptation for transformation. Here we suggest that transformative climate change education and how it could be constituted via an emphasis on transformative relations are important, as they might help turn adaptation resources into more viable functionings under the postnormal condition of climate change. We suggest that transformative rather than conservative climate change education could facilitate social and individual change processes that include transformation of perspectives, relations, identities, practices, values, and actions.
INTRODUCTION 19 A Climate Change Justice Context As the Fifth Assessment Report suggests in this rather extended quote, ethics is an important context for decision making in the climate change context: Climate ethics can be used to formalize objectives, values . . rights and needs into decisions, decision-making processes and actions. . Principal ethical concerns include: intergenerational equity; distributional issues; the role of uncertainty in allocating fairness or equity; economic and policy decisions; international justice and law; voluntary and involuntary levels of risk; cross-cultural relations; and human relationships with nature, technology and the socio-cultural world.