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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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Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations | 01/12/17
Thomas L. Friedman
From massive leaps in technology to ever-increasing globalization to the acceleration of climate change, workplace, politics, geopolitics, and ethics are all going through tectonic shifts. Why is this happening? Why was 2007 such a turning point and what's next? Thomas Friedman makes sense of it all, and offers hope going forward. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Ethics of Climate Change Activism: Fear vs. Reality | 12/21/16
Chelsea Zantay
"The time has come to act on climate because we can no longer afford not to. We know what consequences are in store for us if we continue on our current trajectory." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Table of Contents, Volume 30.4 (Winter 2016) | 12/15/16
This issue includes an essay by Kristy A. Belton on the UN Refugee Agency's global #IBelong Campaign to eradicate statelessness, the first of a two-part series; a feature by Tim Meijers and Marlies Glasius on the expressivist potential of international criminal courts; a book symposium on Allen Buchanan's The Heart of Human Rights, featuring essays by Pietro Maffettone, David Miller, Andrea Sangiovanni, Jesse Tomalty, Lorenzo Zucca, and a response from Allen Buchanan; a review essay by Jennifer C. Rubenstein on the lessons of effective altruism; and book reviews by John Keane, Ruben Reike, Gernot Wagner, Shelley Wilcox, and Kristen P. Williams. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 30.4 (Winter 2016) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 30.4 (Winter 2016)

"Ethics & International Affairs" Winter 2016 Issue | 12/14/16
This issue includes an essay on the UN Refugee Agency's #IBelong Campaign to eradicate statelessness; a feature on the expressivist potential of international criminal courts; a book symposium on Allen Buchanan's "The Heart of Human Rights" and a response from Buchanan; a review essay on the lessons of effective altruism; and reviews. » News » Press Releases

The Ethics and Governance of Geoengineering | 12/12/16
Janos Pasztor, Stephanie Sy
The definition of geoengineering is "large-scale human intervention with the Earth in order to change the climate," says Janos Pasztor, and to manage the world's climate responsibly, we may have to consider deploying it someday. If we do, the most important issue will be governance: How do you decide how far to go? When do you start? When do you stop? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Solidarity in Dark Times: Why the World Must Fight for Collective Human Rights Now | 11/30/16
Bennett Collins, Alison M. S. Watson
"It is time for the world to move away from liberal and neoliberal-centric understandings of human rights that underline the importance of the individual, and recognize instead the importance of emphasizing a collective human rights regime. Such recognition may be the only solution to our present malaise and the path toward an improved global solidarity." » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

Donald Trump. . . . . Commander-in-Chief | 11/28/16
Jeffrey D. McCausland
Donald Trump is now president-elect. Despite the bitter opposition that occurred throughout the campaign, all Americans should want him to be successful. This is particularly true for his most important role as commander-in-chief, as he must deal with a variety of significant threats. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

A Conversation on Climate Change & Forced Displacement with David Sussman | 11/18/16
David D. Sussman, Alex Woodson
Conflict and war are often talked about as main drivers of forced displacement, but researcher David Sussman also points to climate change and consumerism as major factors. How is this playing out in Latin America and the Pacific islands? And, in regards to these issues, what can we expect from the Trump administration? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Briefing Paper on Climate Engineering | 10/28/16
Janos Pasztor, Simon Nicholson, David Morrow
Climate engineering is defined as large-scale, deliberate intervention in the Earth system to counteract climate change. Two major sets of techniques are usually included: those that could remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and those that might offset the amount of incoming solar radiation in order to cool the planet. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Managing Resource Conflict with a Human Rights Approach | 10/24/16
Joshua Fisher, Devin T. Stewart
Earth Institute research scientist Joshua Fisher explores the links between natural resource management, conflict, and climate change in this conversation with Senior Fellow Devin Stewart. With a focus on gold mining in Papua New Guinea, how can governments, corporations, and citizens work together to build trust? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Carnegie Council Congratulates Edward Widmer on his Appointment as Director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress | 09/30/16
Edward L. (Ted) Widmer, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York and a senior fellow and adjunct professor of history at Brown University, has been appointed director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, effective Oct. 3, 2016. » News » Press Releases

Kumi Naidoo on Human Rights and the Impact of Climate Change | 09/27/16
Kumi Naidoo, Randall Pinkston
Kumi Naidoo's activism began at 15 years old, when he risked his life to protest against apartheid in his native South Africa. The former Greenpeace executive hasn't stopped since. Learn more about this inspiring man and find out why he considers climate change to be the most important human rights issue of our time. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Free for a Limited Time! "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2016 Issue | 09/15/16
This issue includes essays on the bottom-up architecture of the Paris climate change agreement, the history of recognition, and Swedish feminist foreign policy; features on self-interest and the distant vulnerable, and on the use of public reason in international courts; and much more. » News » Press Releases

Table of Contents, Volume 30.3 (Fall 2016) | 09/14/16
This issue includes essays by Nicholas Chan on the bottom-up architecture of the Paris climate change agreement, Jens Bartelson on the history of recognition, and Karin Aggestam and Annika Bergman-Rosamond on Swedish feminist foreign policy; features by Luke Glanville on self-interest and the distant vulnerable, and by Silje Aambø Langvatn on the use of public reason in international courts; a review essay by James K. Galbraith on ethics and inequality; a response by Ryan Jenkins and Duncan Purves to Robert Sparrow's article on autonomous weapon systems (EIA 30.1), with a rejoinder by Robert Sparrow; and book reviews by Michael C. Williams and Jonathan Morduch. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 30.3 (Fall 2016) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 30.3 (Fall 2016)

What to Make of Duterte's Philippines | 09/08/16
John Gershman, Devin T. Stewart
John Gershman of NYU discusses with Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart the state of Filipino politics since the election of Rodrigo Duterte and where the country may be headed. Topics covered include the Philippines' anti-drug campaign, extrajudicial killings, climate change vulnerability, and diplomatic relations with China, the U.S., and ASEAN. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

International Student Photo Contest, 2016: Cities/Urbanization | 08/17/16
Across the world, there is an ongoing mass migration from the countryside to the cities. Please submit photos that depict urbanization and city life, showing either the advantages or the drawbacks. All students of every nationality are eligible. Non-students will be disqualified. The minimum age is 13. » News » Press Releases

Reading List and Discussion Questions on Climate Change and The Philippines | 08/16/16
With severe typhoons a regular occurrence, the Philippines has become the portrait of climate change victimhood. This 10-week Asia Dialogues Program reading list covers all aspects of how the nation is grappling with climate change. » Education » Lesson Plan Ideas » Course Syllabi

Janos Pasztor Appointed Senior Fellow and Director of New Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Project | 07/07/16
Carnegie Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Janos Pasztor as senior fellow and director of the new Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Project. In addition to his project at Carnegie Council, Mr. Pasztor is also senior advisor to the UN secretary-general (UNSG) on climate change. » News » Press Releases

Time to Wake Up | 06/23/16
Sheldon Whitehouse, Ted Widmer
"The story of our failure on climate change is a story of our failure to understand the truly manipulative and evil effects of money in politics," declares Senator Whitehouse. "It's being deployed right now. You undo Citizens United and we will have a bill in a month." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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