RSSEnvironment, Climate Change, Sustainability

Can Religion Teach Us to Protect Our Environment? Analyzing the Case of Hinduism

Can Religion Teach Us to Protect Our Environment? Analyzing the Case of Hinduism

| April 2019
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Can religion serve as a complementary normative framework to environmentalism? And what are the challenges of moving from religious theory to practice?

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After Katowice: Three Civil Society Strategies for Ratcheting Up Climate Ambition

After Katowice: Three Civil Society Strategies for Ratcheting Up Climate Ambition

| January 2019
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The recent climate conference in Katowice, Poland was a milestone for the Paris Agreement, and it points to the role NGOs can play in encouraging states to ratchet up climate ambition.

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Clustering Countries, Changing Climates: An NGO Review to Close the Ambition Gap

Clustering Countries, Changing Climates: An NGO Review to Close the Ambition Gap

| November 2016
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The bottom-up element of the Paris Agreement has led to a substantial mismatch between the sum of individual countries’ proposed emissions cuts and the collective goal to hold global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. In this online exclusive, Ewan Kingston proposes a new NGO review of climate contributions that will encourage countries to do more to close the so-called ambition gap.

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The Paris Agreement, World Citizenship and National Sovereignty

| October 2016
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Nicholas Chan’s contribution to the current issue of Ethics and International Affairs makes the observation that the Paris Agreement on climate change focuses on a “‘bottom-up’ structure, emphasizing national flexibility in order to ensure broader participation”–with the hopes that this nod in favor of national sovereignty will make it easier for governments to set and […]

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Climate Contributions and the Paris Agreement: Fairness and Equity in a Bottom-Up Architecture

| September 2016
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Ethical questions of fairness, responsibility, and burden-sharing have always been central to the international politics of climate change and efforts to construct an effective intergovernmental response to this problem.

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Governing the Environment: Three Motivating Factors

| December 2015
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What motivates agents to change global governance arrangements? A look at governance of the environment provides answers.

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