Tag: global governance

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

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

| September 2016

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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The Ethics of Trump’s Foreign Policy vs. Obama’s Long Game

| April 2016

Much of the reaction to Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech, beyond the campaign-related questions of whether this address makes him look more presidential or electable, has focused on whether he offered coherent policy proposals. What I would like to do is briefly address the question of the ethics behind the foreign policy vision in those remarks.

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Global Governance and Keystone States

| January 2016

Critical challenges—environmental collapse, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and crime, and state collapse—pose existential questions to the continued existence of nation-states.

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