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Rasheed Bander Al-Khayoun |
R.B. Al-Khayoun, a native of the Iraq Marshes, is a researcher and writer. » People

Anna Sophia Bachmann |
Anna Sophia Bachmann has worked with NGOs in Iraq. » People

Maude Barlow |
Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of The Council of Canadians, and the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project. » People

Bill Baue |
Bill Baue is co-director of Sea Change Media and co-host and producer of Sea Change Radio. » People

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. » People

Lester R. Brown |
Lester Brown is president and founder of the Earth Policy Institute and founder and former president of Worldwatch Institute. » People

Elizabeth R. DeSombre |
Elizabeth R. DeSombre is Frost Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and associate professor of political science at Wellesley College. » People

Joseph Dellapenna |
Joseph Dellapenna is professor of law at Villanova School of Law. » People

2015 Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Conference on Global Warming: Environmental Ethics and Its Practice |

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.

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Environmental Values (1991-2002) |
Joanne Bauer
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. » Programs » Past Programs » Environmental Values

Sidelined at the Summit: Indigenous Peoples Ignored in the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement | 01/25/16
Bennett Collins
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. » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

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
Simon Winchester
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? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Riverkeeper, Defending New York's Hudson River | 11/04/15
Paul Gallay
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. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Population Ethics in the Time of Global Warming | 10/29/15
Gustaf Arrhenius
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. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Psychology and Ethics of the Tragedy of the Commons | 10/29/15
Julian Savulescu
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. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Climate Change and Non-Identity | 10/28/15
Guy Kahane
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. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Intimacy: How Do We Cultivate Care for Our "Place" when the Place is the Planet? | 10/28/15
Peter Higgins
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. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

How to Live in the Anthropocene | 10/28/15
Dale Jamieson
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." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Is Climate Change One Problem? Culturally Particular Notions of Environmental Harm | 10/28/15
Evan Berry
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. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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