RSSEnvironment, Climate Change, Sustainability

The Missing Ethics of Mining [Full Text]

The Missing Ethics of Mining [Full Text]

| February 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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Arctic Stewardship: Maintaining Regional Resilience in an Era of Global Change [Full Text]

Arctic Stewardship: Maintaining Regional Resilience in an Era of Global Change [Full Text]

| January 2013
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What sorts of harms arising from changes in the Arctic are actionable, and who should take the actions required to respond to them?

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“If Equity’s In, We’re Out”: Scope for Fairness in the Next Global Climate Agreement

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This article sets out a conceptual framework for normative theorizing about fairness in international negotiations, with a particular emphasis on the role of feasibility considerations. We argue that a fair and feasible agreement will require reforming the current dichotomy between developed and developing countries’ commitments, coupled with a more principled approach to differentiating the level of national mitigation efforts.

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Climate Justice and Capabilities: A Framework for Adaptation Policy

| January 2013
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This article argues that most well-known approaches to climate justice have two important weaknesses, in that they fail to take advantage of two crucial developments: one, the identification of social and political misrecognition as the key underlying condition of the maldistribution of goods and risks; and two, the influential capabilities approach, which focuses on the specific range of basic needs and capabilities that human beings require to function.

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Coaxing Climate Policy Leadership

| January 2013
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In this article, I identify several conditions for and obstacles to effective international policy leadership with a view toward creating the conditions for that leadership to emerge, and suggest how such an overtly strategic analysis might address some key unexplored territory in climate ethics.

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Almost Saving Whales: The Ambiguity of Success at the International Whaling Commission [Full Text]

Almost Saving Whales: The Ambiguity of Success at the International Whaling Commission [Full Text]

| March 2012
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BY IAN HURD. The international regulation of whaling has been a tremendous success. Yet the international organization responsible for this success is in crisis.

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Globalizing Responsibility for Climate Change

| April 2011
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In distributing the costs associated with climate change, most scholars have focused exclusively upon mitigation burdens. Few consider the distribution of adaptation costs, which concern projects that seek to minimize harm from human-induced climate change.

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Face Reality? After You!–A Call for Leadership on Climate Change

| April 2011
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Humanity’s so far leaderless approach to dealing with rapidly accelerating climate change
embodies a profoundly tragic catch-22 that has, among other twists
and contradictions, transmuted justice into paralysis.

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