RSSEnvironment, Climate Change, Sustainability

<i>The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World</i> by Oliver Morton

The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World by Oliver Morton

| December 14, 2016
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In this book, Morton’s central question is whether solar geoengineering ought to be part of society’s climate policy portfolio. The author educates, illuminates, and helps the reader connect the dots, but he does not take sides. Instead, he elevates the debate to a new level that acknowledges the enormous trade-offs involved.

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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 9, 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 17, 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 15, 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 11, 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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Why Fossil Fuel Divestment Is Working

Why Fossil Fuel Divestment Is Working

| October 14, 2014
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Fossil fuel divestment has its limitations and will only be successful in conjunction with broader action. Nonetheless, the movement is already having significant positive impacts and is continuing to grow and learn.






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Whales, Law, and Science: Australia v. Japan at the ICJ

Whales, Law, and Science: Australia v. Japan at the ICJ

| July 11, 2013
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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) met recently to begin hearing its most prominent case in years. It pits two heavyweights, Australia and Japan, against each other.






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The Missing Ethics of Mining [Full Text]

The Missing Ethics of Mining [Full Text]

| February 14, 2013
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There are many mining industries, and each has its own culture, directives, structure, purpose, and pathologies.






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