The Ethics of Climate Governance

Author: Aaron Maltais
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781783482146
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A major collection of innovative new work by emerging and established scholars on the critical topic of ethics for climate governance, offering a wholly original proposal for reform to climate governance.

The Governance of Climate Change

Author: David Held
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745637833
Format: PDF
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Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges for human society in the twenty-first century, yet there is a major disconnect between our actions to deal with it and the gravity of the threat it implies. In a world where the fate of countries is increasingly intertwined, how should we think about and, accordingly, how should we manage the types of risk posed by anthropogenic climate change? The problem is multi-faceted, and involves not only technical and policy specific approaches, but also questions of social justice and sustainability. In this volume the editors have assembled a unique range of contributors who together examine the intersection between the science, politics, economics and ethics of climate change. The book includes perspectives from some of the world's foremost commentators in their fields, ranging from leading scientists to political theorists, to high profile policymakers and practitioners. They offer a critical new approach to thinking about climate change, and help express a common desire for a more equitable society and a more sustainable way of life.

Governing the Climate Change Regime

Author: Tim Cadman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315442353
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This volume, the second in a series of three, examines the institutional architecture underpinning the global climate integrity system. This system comprises an inter-related set of institutions, governance arrangements, regulations, norms and practices that aim to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Arguing that governance is a neutral term to describe the structures and processes that coordinate climate action, the book presents a continuum of governance values from ‘thick’ to ‘thin’ to determine the regime’s legitimacy and integrity. The collection contains four parts with part one exploring the links between governance and integrity, part two containing chapters which evaluate climate governance arrangements, part three exploring avenues for improving climate governance and part four reflecting on the road to the UNFCCC's Paris Agreement. The book provides new insights into understanding how systemic institutional and governance failures have occurred, how they could occur again in the same or different form and how these failures impact on the integrity of the UNFCCC. This work extends contemporary governance scholarship to explore the extent to which selected institutional case studies, thematic areas and policy approaches contribute to the overall integrity of the regime.

The Ethical Underpinnings of Climate Economics

Author: Adrian Walsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317303156
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Despite their obvious importance, the ethical implications of climate change are often neglected in economic evaluations of mitigation and adaptation policies. Economic climate models provide estimates of the value of mitigation benefits, provide understanding of the costs of reducing emissions, and develop tools for making policy choices under uncertainty. They have thus offered theoretical and empirical instruments for the design and implementation of a range of climate policies, but the ethical assumptions included in the calculations are usually left unarticulated. This book, which brings together scholars from both economics and ethical theory, explores the interrelation between climate ethics and economics. Examining a wide range of topics including sustainability, conceptions of value, risk management and the monetization of harm, the book will explore the ethical limitations of economic analysis but will not assume that economic theory cannot accommodate the concerns raised. The aim in part is to identify ethical shortcomings of economic analysis and to propose solutions. Given the on-going role of economics in government thinking on mitigation, a constructive approach is vital if we are to deal adequately with climate change. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental ethics, economics, political science, political philosophy and the philosophy of economics.

Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Climate Governance

Author: Sébastien Duyck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315312557
Format: PDF
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Over the last decade, the world has increasingly grappled with the complex linkages emerging between efforts to combat climate change and to protect human rights around the world. The Paris Climate Agreement adopted in December 2015 recognized the necessity for governments to take into consideration their human rights obligations when taking climate action. However, important gaps remain in understanding how human rights can be used in practice to develop and implement effective and equitable solutions to climate change at multiple levels of governance. This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners to offer a timely and comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and challenges for integrating human rights in diverse areas and forms of global climate governance. The first half of the book explores how human rights principles and obligations can be used to reconceive climate governance and shape responses to particular aspects of climate change. The second half of the book identifies lessons in the integration of human rights in climate advocacy and governance and sets out future directions in this burgeoning domain. Featuring a diverse range of contributors and case studies, this Handbook will be an essential resource for students, scholars, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in climate law and governance, human rights and international environmental law.

The Governance of Climate Geoengineering

Author: Jason J. Blackstock
Publisher: Earthscan Science in Society
ISBN: 9781849713740
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Geoengineering - the planetary scale engineering of the climate system - is expected to receive increasingly serious consideration by states seeking ways to manage the most dangerous risks of climate change. Agreeing on a governance framework in which even serious research into geoengineering technologies can take place presents an immense international political challenge. In this important book, a collection of experts from the domains of science, science policy, politics, law, governance, ethics and civil society provide the essential foundation on which the debate can be built. Opening with an introduction to geoengineering and the main technological options currently on the table, the book then moves on to examine the ethical dilemmas and governance challenges posed. All actors involved in the emerging debate about geoengineering technologies need to understand not only the climate science and uncertainties underpinning these technological ideas, but also the possible ramifications of geoengineering for human societies. This includes an appreciation of the precedents for governing transboundary/global issues and how far lessons learnt from these precedents can be applied to the special case of geoengineering. The book closes by presenting a range of short commentaries from engaged scientists and policymakers, NGOs, corporations and researchers from developed and developing countries, as well as a set of key documents from already emerging debates. In summary, this book provides an indispensable resource for scientists, activists, policymakers and political figures aiming to engage in the geoengineering debate.

Climate Justice and Geoengineering

Author: Christopher J. Preston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
ISBN: 9781783486366
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A collection of original and innovative essays that compare the justice issues raised by climate engineering to the justice issues raised by competing approaches to solving the climate problem.

Innovating Climate Governance

Author: Bruno Turnheim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108417450
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Critically examines whether and how local and experimental action can deliver significant and transformative ways of tackling climate change.

The Cultures of Markets

Author: Janelle Knox Hayes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198718454
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This book explores the establishment of emissions trading as a form of environmental, market-based governance. It conceptualizes markets as institutions, and analyzes them as a system of climate governance. To this end, it argues that international efforts to promulgate markets run up against local cultures of markets that shape economic practices and knowledge to different degrees. The book also examines the material implications of emissions markets on the environment and climatic systems. In sum, the study finds that cultures of markets present a substantial challenge to a universalist prescription for resolving climate change and highlights issues at the interface of political and economic governance in different political economies. This includes issues of citizen, state, and industry participation, and the materiality of economic and financial productivity.