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Rasheed Bander Al-Khayoun |
R.B. Al-Khayoun, a native of the Iraq Marshes, is a researcher and writer.
Anna Sophia Bachmann |
Anna Sophia Bachmann has worked with NGOs in Iraq.
Maude Barlow |
Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of The Council of Canadians, and the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project.
Bill Baue |
Bill Baue is co-director of Sea Change Media and co-host and producer of Sea Change Radio.
Joanne Bauer |
Joanne Bauer is a specialist in environmental issues, human rights, international policy and Asia. She is senior researcher and New York representative for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, where she also manages a project on HIV/AIDS.
Lester R. Brown |
Lester Brown is president and founder of the Earth Policy Institute and founder and former president of Worldwatch Institute.
Elizabeth R. DeSombre |
Elizabeth R. DeSombre is Frost Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and associate professor of political science at Wellesley College.
Joseph Dellapenna |
Joseph Dellapenna is professor of law at Villanova School of Law.
International treaties, including Conferences of the Parties, have been signed and global warming countermeasures are being proposed all over the world. Resources on this page are drawn from the Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Conference, "Global Warming: Environmental Ethics and Its Practice", which took place at Carnegie Council in New York in October 2015, with an international group of participants.
Environmental Values (1991-2002) |
This project consisted of two parts: a track two dialogue between Japanese and American negotiators and their academic advisers, involved with meetings leading up to the 1992 Earth Summit; and an international study examining values and their role in environmental policy-making in China, India, Japan and the United States.
Sidelined at the Summit: Indigenous Peoples Ignored in the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement | 01/25/16
It is no exaggeration to say that Indigenous Peoples are the frontline defenders in the fight against the forces perpetuating climate change. Yet despite lip-service about their importance, the richer, more powerful countries saw to it that Indigenous Peoples and their voices were largely unseen and unheard at the Paris Conference.
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers | 11/18/15
Master storyteller, researcher, and traveler Simon Winchester takes us on a fascinating voyage through the Pacific, tying it all together with two ethical questions: Should the Americans and the Chinese have a level playing field? And should we respect the ways of the Pacific ancients?
Riverkeeper, Defending New York's Hudson River | 11/04/15
Riverkeeper fights to protect the Hudson and the drinking water for nine million New Yorkers. Paul Gallay relates three of its success stories, offering lessons for other communities. Whether working on a local level or tackling climate change on a global one, his advice is the same: be realistic, honest, and, above all, creative and courageous.
American Century, Asian Century, or Nobody's Century? | 11/02/15
Joshua Eisenman, Zachary Karabell, Jiyoung Song
Is the American century coming to a close, and if so, what's taking its place? Was there ever an American century to begin with? These questions have been around for at least a decade, but are still under debate. In this lively discussion, three experts with different perspectives give their opinions and forecasts for the future.
Population Ethics in the Time of Global Warming | 10/29/15
One of the most important insights to emerge slowly over the past hundred years is that the actions of the current generation could have profound and far-reaching effects for future generations. Stockholm University's Gustaf Arrhenius discusses some of the moral problems that arise from this line of thinking.
The Psychology and Ethics of the Tragedy of the Commons | 10/29/15
Oxford Uehiro Centre's Julian Savulescu reviews some of the psychological factors that contribute to the Tragedy of the Commons. He discusses some of the interventions that have been explored in Oxford harnessing psychological heuristics to increase cooperation and altruism, and explores the ethics of harnessing these forces to effect more moral behavior.
Climate Change and Non-Identity | 10/28/15
Questions about how we should respond to climate change raise what Derek Parfit has called the non-identity problem: if we act now, this will also change who comes to exist in the future; if we fail to act, this won't harm future people since their very existence depends on our failure to act. Oxford Uehiro Centre's Guy Kahane outlines this problem and some of the main attempts to solve it.
Global Intimacy: How Do We Cultivate Care for Our "Place" when the Place is the Planet? | 10/28/15
Developing an understanding of the global implications of our daily actions such as energy and resource use is a challenge for all of us. For educators wishing to address these issues, matters are further complicated by the influence of globalized economies, marketing, media, and politics. University of Edinburgh's Peter Higgins explores these issues.
How to Live in the Anthropocene | 10/28/15
In 1997 a distinguished group of scientists published an influential article in which they concluded that "it is clear that we live on a human-dominated planet." Some scientists propose that we have entered a new geological era, the Anthropocene. NYU’s Dale Jamieson sketches a partial account of how to live in this new era, focusing on "green vitrues."
Is Climate Change One Problem? Culturally Particular Notions of Environmental Harm | 10/28/15
Drawing on research about the role of religious ideas and cultural traditions in addressing climate change, American University's Evan Berry concentrates on differences among concepts about what constitutes "environmental harm." He argues that different societies understand the impacts of climate change according to a complex mixture of universal and particularistic ethical values.